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Japan’s plutonium more about proliferation than energy

On Thursday, a shipment of 700 kilograms of plutonium arrived in Japan after a journey by sea from the French port of Cherbourg. That’s enough material for more than 100 nuclear weapons. The plutonium – in the form of atomic fuel known as MOX, a mix of uranium and plutonium oxide – is for use […]

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