Should Anyone Be Giving Light Water Fuel to Iran?

Posted by Clark Venable on 11/20/2004

From the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center--A Fresh Examination Of The Proliferation Dangers Of Light Water Reactors (pdf):

""What emerges from this discussion is that Light Water Reactors are not the proliferationresistant technology they have been made out to be. Forgotten from the earlier days of nuclear energy is that LWRs can produce large quantities of near-weapons-grade plutonium, and that a country bent on making bombs would not have much trouble extracting it quickly in a small reprocessing operation, and possibly even keep the operation secret until it had an arsenal. ""

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