Non proliferation rss

India's Additional Protocol comes into force

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2014

India's Additional Protocol for nuclear safeguards has been brought into force after the country handed over the instrument of ratification to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Putin changes status of eight Rosatom entities with weapons know-how


01 July 2014

The Russian government is firming up separation of the country's military and civilian nuclear assets with a change to the legal status of certain Rosatom subsidiaries.

US MOX plant left cold by budget

Waste and Recycling

05 March 2014

MFFF_May_2013_(Shaw_Areva_MOX_Services)_48The USA's partially built Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, a key component of the country's plutonium disposition program, is to be placed on cold standby after being effectively cut out of the Department of Energy's FY2015 budget request.

Iran eliminates 20% enriched uranium inventory

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

C_Ashton_MJ_Zarif_(European_Commission)_48An International Atomic Energy Agency report has confirmed that Iran has completed steps to convert its inventory of 20% enriched uranium hexafluoride into forms that are less of a proliferation risk as political leaders agree to a six-month extension of an action plan aimed at curbing Iranian enrichment activities.

Non-proliferation move by Japan

Nuclear Policies

24 March 2014

Plutonium removal from Italy (NNSA) 65x48Plutonium and highly-enriched uranium research reactor fuel in Japan will be sent to the USA for downblending or disposal. The announcement came as world leaders convene in the Netherlands for the third Nuclear Security Summit.

Implementation of interim Iranian agreement

Nuclear Policies

13 January 2014

Iran will begin suspending parts of its uranium enrichment program and downblending its stockpile of uranium enriched up to 20% over the next six months in return for modest relief from international sanctions.