Korean media: Japan is still the entire facility has the capacity to manufacture plutonium nuclear mukiosks
Korean media: Japan is still the entire facility has the capacity to manufacture plutonium nuclear matter
BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) U.S. and Japanese governments issued a joint statement on the 24th and decided to Tokai-mura, Ibaraki, Japan Institute of stored weapons-grade highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium return all the United States. But South Korea, "Central Daily" analysts pointed out that Japan still have "nuclear fuel cycle" of the entire facility, as long as determined to be able to manufacture plutonium used for nuclear weapons.
The White House said in a statement on the 24th, the United States, Japan will transfer "hundreds of kilograms of sensitive nuclear material", including highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium, destruction and disposal by the United States.
The statement pointed out, these materials are safe after shipped to the United States, will be sent to a secure facility, all converted into insensitive material, which will be the final disposal of separated plutonium, and highly enriched uranium is diluted into low-enriched uranium for civilian .
But the report analysts believe that despite Japan to the United States returned the 331 kilograms of plutonium, but Japan still have "nuclear fuel cycle" of mining, refining, use, handling and fuel use associated with the entire facility, as long as determined to be able to manufacture nuclear weapons used plutonium.
The report also refers, although Japan said that the small number of weapons-usable plutonium own R & D, but the amount of light to save as many as 44 tons of plutonium.
The Japanese media have been disclosed previously, Japan has been hoarding more than 1.2 tons of highly enriched uranium and about 44 tons of separated plutonium, which includes more than 200 kilograms of weapons-grade uranium and more than 300 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium.
South Korean experts also said that "although the Japanese take 331 kilograms of plutonium back to the United States, but it is difficult to be seen as the denuclearization played a pioneering role."
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