Limiting the Accumulation of Weapon-Usable Plutonium

by Brian G. Chow

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This is congressional testimony for a hearing on “Stemming the Plutonium Tide: Limiting the Accumulation of Weapon-Usable Nuclear Material” before the Subcommittee on International Security, International Organizations and Human Rights, House Committee on Foreign Affairs on March 23, 1994. The prepared statement focuses on three areas. What are the problems arising from the spread of plutonium? Are the steps being taken by the United States and other countries sufficient to stem the plutonium tide? What other measures need to be implemented by the United States and other countries?

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