An Alternative to the Continued Accumulation of Separated Plutonium in Japan: Dry Cask Storage of Spent Fuel

An Alternative to the Continued Accumulation of Separated Plutonium in Japan: Dry Cask Storage of Spent Fuel

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ABSTRACT As of the end of 2017, Japan had a stockpile of 48 tons of separated plutonium. It will take more than a decade for Japan to convert most of that plutonium into “mixed-oxide” (MOX) fuel and load it into power reactors…

Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C  approved by governments

Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments

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Incheon, Republic of Korea, October 8 – Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming…

How much does Russia spend on nuclear weapons?

How much does Russia spend on nuclear weapons?

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1 October 2018 Professor Julian Cooper For a full list of references and a detailed explanation of the methodology for this topical backgrounder, read the longer version hosted on the website of The Oxford Changing Character of War Centre.   The Russian federal…

Messsage from Hiroshi Taka, Japan Council against A and H Bombs, in Response to CNDP Message of Solidarity

Messsage from Hiroshi Taka, Japan Council against A and H Bombs, in Response to CNDP Message of Solidarity

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Sept. 26, 2018 Dear friends, Thank you very much for the message of solidarity you sent to the Okinawan people in response to our request dated Sep. 13, 2018. On Sept. 21, I brought all your messages with Japanese translation to Okinawa…

What do millennials have to say about nuclear weapons?

What do millennials have to say about nuclear weapons?

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Two nonprofit organizations, Physicians for Social Responsibility and N Square, sponsored the Nukebusters Short Film Contest last fall, and the Bulletinis delighted to feature the winner of the contest’s student category as part of our continuing efforts to reach young people with important information about existential threats…