Plutonium surplus to defense needs is now 43.4 MT, a 5.2 MT increase to the 1994 declaration.
Plucked this one from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) public release today of a report that details the current plutonium inventory of the United States.
While this is a staggeringly high amount (enough for thousands of additional nuclear weapons), at least we know how much excess weapons-grade plutonium we’re swimming in. It would be nice if Russia, China, and the other members of the P-5 were equally transparent.
Think this came up at all at the State Department the last couple of days?