International Panel on Fissile Materials

In Brief

2006, Princeton University, New Jersey

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(2006, Princeton University, US; www.fissilematerials.org/ipfm).

The nuclear-weapon states still have enough fissile materials in their weapon stockpiles for tens of thousands of nuclear weapons. On the civilian side, enough plutonium has been separated to make a similarly large number of weapons. IPFM seeks “initiatives to reduce stocks and end the production and use of highly enriched uranium and plutonium.” Publishes an annual Global Fissile Material Report. The Panel of independent nuclear experts from 17 countries is co-chaired by Prof. R. Rajaraman of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Prof. Frank N. von Hippel of Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security.

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