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fissionable

adjective Capable of undergoing a nuclear fission reaction.
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How ironic that aspersions are cast on Pakistan's command and control system, which enjoys a perfect track record, by a country which has lost fissile material from "highly safeguarded facilities", has had nuclear power reactor meltdown and lost hydrogen bombs into the Atlantic Ocean from its strategic bombers.
Shipments of plutonium are highly sensitive because the material can be used in advanced nuclear weapons and "dirty bombs." As a result, both the British ships that are ferrying Japan's fissile material to the U.S.
Depleted bundles contain small amounts of fission products and fissile plutonium, which are dangerously radioactive.
Egypt participated in discussions held on the sidelines of the International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland regarding a possible international treaty banning fissile material production for nuclear weapons.
Among measures Iran is taking since the interim agreement took effect on January 20 is the dilution of its stock of higher-enriched uranium to a fissile concentration less suitable for any attempt to fuel an atomic bomb.
Used intelligently in fast reactors with full recycling, currently known reserves of fissile fuels are capable of providing a very significant share of world energy demand for in excess of 1,000 years.
Monju was designed to generate more fuel than it consumes via nuclear chain reaction, and was intended to be at the core of a programme that would reuse spent fissile materials in a country that has few natural resources of its own.
This is high enough to analyze fissile materials, and permits long-term analysis.
The Session will also discuss the failure of establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East, the current tension environment in the Korean peninsula and the commencement of negotiations of a treaty banning the production of fissile material (FMCT) for use in nuclear weapons devices in the Conference on Disarmament.
A group of Japan's major utilities has given up on devising by the end of March a plan on how to use about 0.6 tons of fissile plutonium to be extracted by reprocessing spent nuclear fuel in the fiscal year starting from April, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
Important agenda items such as Disarmament and Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) are getting lesser attention while issues such as Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) are highlighted as blocking the progress of CD.