figures for holdings of civil unirradiated plutonium
of 31. Dec. 1996
Rounded to 100 kg plutonium
Unirradiated separated plutonium in product stores at reprocessing
Unirradiated separated plutonium in the course of manufacture or fabrication
and plutonium contained in unirradiated semi-fabricated or unfinished
products at fuel or other fabricating plants or elsewhere.
Plutonium contained in unirradiated MOX fuel or other fabricated products
at reactor sites or elsewhere.
Unirradiated separated plutonium held elsewhere
(this line does not exist in the official document)
(i) Plutonium included in lines 1-4 above belonging to foreign bodies:
(ii) Plutonium in any of the forms in lines 1-4 above held in locations
in other countries and therefore not included above: 0
(iii) Plutonium included in lines 1-4 above which is in international
shipment prior to its arrival in the recipient State: 0
Permanent Mission of Belgium to IAEA, 12 December 1997)
This table should
contain more explicit data. It can be noted, for instance, that while
the International Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium - which
have been adopted by Belgium - explicitly call for the publication of
figures on the plutonium inventory covering two years (as of 31 Dec.
of one year, and in parentheses the previous years' figures), Belgium
has only published values for one single year.