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Recent Publications

Suggestions about Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Recycling Policy Based on U.S. Concerns

In this issue brief, Yusei Nagata, an FAS Research Fellow from MEXT, Japan, analyzes U.S. experts’ opinions and concerns about Japan’s nuclear fuel recycling problem and considers what Japan can (and should) do to solve it.

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Upcoming Events

30 Years After the Accident: The Meaning of Chernobyl Today?

April 26, 2016 2-4:00 p.m. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Choate Room 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036   Leading experts came together to discuss Chernobyl on the eve of its 30th anniversary, the lessons learned, and p …

Finishing the Race: Eliminating and Minimizing Fissile Materials and High-Risk Radioactive Sources

On March 30, at the 2016 NGO conference, “Solutions for a Secure Nuclear Future” (www.ssnf2016.org) preceding the official Nuclear Security Summit, FAS President Charles D. Ferguson presented on the topic of reducing the risk of high-activity radioacti …

Briefing and Report Release: Naval Nuclear Reactors and Use of Highly Enriched Uranium

Friday, March 20, 2015 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385 Washington, DC The United States and other countries with nuclear navies have benefited from having nuclear-powered warships. But do the continued benefits depend on i …

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