Newsletter N° 16 (Spain)
Plutonium Stocks in Russia
Annual figures for civil unirradiated plutonium
As of 1st July 1996
As of 31st Dec. 1998
1. Unirradiated separated plutonium in product stores at reprocessing plants
27,200 kg
29,200 kg
2. Unirradiated separated plutonium in the course of manufacture or fabrication and plutonium in unirradiated products at fuel or other fabricating plants or elsewhere
included in para. 1 tota
-
3. Plutonium in unirradiated fuel or other fabricated products at reactor sites or elsewhere
64 kg
200 kg
4. Unirradiated separated plutonium held elsewhere**
870 kg
900 kg
TOTAL (this line does not exist in the official document)
28,134 kg
30,300 kg

* : rounded for 100 kg
** : separated plutonium used for research purposes


Estimated quantities of plutonium contained in spent civil reactor fuel
As of 1st July 1996
As of 31st Dec. 1998
rounded for 1 ton plutonium
1. Plutonium contained in spent fuel at civil reactor sites
up to 40 tons
42 tons
2. Plutonium contained in spent fuel at reprocessing plants
up to 30 tons
9 tons
3. Plutonium contained in spent fuel held elsewhere
included in 1 total
16 tons
TOTAL (this line does not exist in the official document)
up to 70 tons
67 tons

(Source : Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to IAEA, 22 March 1999

    It can be noted that while the International Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium - which have been adopted by the Russian Federation - explicitely call for the plublication of figures on plutonium inventory covering two following years (as of 31 Dec. of one year, and in parentheses the previous year's figures), the Russian Federation has published two separate years (in fact 1997 is missing), and as in the middle of 1996.

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