Japan Agrees To Hand Over Weapons-Grade Nuke Fuel To US

Law360, Washington (March 24, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Japan has reached a deal with the U.S. to turn over about 700 pounds of weapons-grade radioactive material from a research stockpile, part of a push to prevent such materials from falling into the hands of bad actors, the countries announced Monday.

In a joint announcement made shortly ahead of the third annual Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands, President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that they had reached a deal for the U.S. to remove and dispose of all highly enriched...
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