Magazine Article - Arms Control Today

Troubled Disposition: Next Steps in Dealing With Excess Plutonium

| April 2007

Matthew Bunn argues that plutonium disposition—physically transforming it into a form that would be difficult and costly to recover for use in nuclear weapons—if carried out on a large scale would “mark a key step toward deeper and less-reversible nuclear arms reductions.”  But, as he documents, delays, costs, and obstacles have plagued plutonium disposition plans in both the United States and Russia.

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For Academic Citation: Bunn, Matthew. “Troubled Disposition: Next Steps in Dealing With Excess Plutonium.” Arms Control Today, vol. 37. no. 3. April 2007,
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