The Unlawful Plutonium Alliance; Japan's supergrade plutonium and the role of the United States

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Greenpeace International, 1994. Appears to be a copy from an original that has some marginal ink notations. Staplebound. [2], 39, and 11 appendices with various paginations (approximately 50 pages). Acronyms. Footnotes. Bottom staple of two at left side is missing. Cover has wear and soiling. Shaun Burnie is a senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace Germany. Tom Clements (born 1951) is a South Carolina environmental activist and politician. Clements was the Green Party's nominee in the 2010 United States Senate election in South Carolina. Clements received more than 9% of the general election. He is the Southeastern Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for the US branch of Friends of the Earth in Columbia, South Carolina. Clements worked as the campaign manager for Democratic Congressman Doug Barnard, Jr. in the 1980s and as well as a long environmental activist with Greenpeace and the Nuclear Control Institute. This report highlights the emerging threat from Japan as a plutonium superpower, which was scheduled to begin construction of a new reprocessing facility that would give it access to the highest quality plutonium ideal for advanced, highly accurate nuclear weapons. The report alleged that Japan's new plutonium plant will operate using Sensitive Nuclear Technology (SNT) provided illegally by the United States. The U.S. technology supplied to Japan was developed at nuclear weapons laboratories, including the Savannah River Site and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and used for plutonium production for U.S. nuclear weapons. As such technology of such a type is prohibited from export or transfer to any other country under both the U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978, and the U.S./Japan Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreement of 1987. These disclosures further highlight the ineffectiveness of the current nonproliferation regime, as well as the real proliferation risks from two leading advocates of indefinite extension of the NPT, Japan and United States. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Supergrade Plutonium, Proliferation, Technology Transfer, Breeder Reactors, Nuclear Weapons, Fissile Material, International Safeguards, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Fast Breeder, Monju, Joyo, Sodium-cooled, Oarai Research Center, MK-1 f

ISBN: 1871532868

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Price: $85.00