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New Diplomacy Initiative-NPEC Tokyo Event on Plutonium Recycling

The New Diplomacy Initiative in Tokyo, Japan, cohosted an event with NPEC on November 06, 2015 on plutonium recycling in East Asia. The event included presentations by four experts (below), and was later featured in an article by The Asahi Shimbun (below). 

Nov 06, 2015

 

Panel 1: The Regional and National Security Implications of Plutonium Recycling in East Asia  

An audio recording of the first panel is available here

  • Bruce Goodwin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Reactor Plutonium Utility in Nuclear Explosives"

              A PDF of Dr. Goodwin's power point slides is available here

  • Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, "Plutonium Recycling and East Asian Security

              A PDF of Mr. Sokolski's power point slides is available here

 

Panel 2: The Ecomomics and Waste Management Requirements for Japan and Other States Recycling Spent Reactor Fuel 

An audio recording of the second panel is available here.

  • Frank von Hippel, Princeton University, "The Economics of Plutonium Recycle vs. Spent Fuel Storage"

              A PDF of Dr. von Hippel's power point slides is available here.

  • Victor Gilinsky, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, "Plutonium Recycle: International Security, Economics, and Waste Disposal"

              A PDF of Dr. Gilinsky's power point slides is available here.

 

The Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's leading national newspapers, featured an article about the event on November 7th. The article can be found here.

For the article written in the Mainichi Shimbun on the event, click here.

 

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