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Synonyms for fissile

capable of undergoing nuclear fission

capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain


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While that is clearly over the line set by the deal -- which as a whole was aimed at increasing the time Iran would need to obtain enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb, if it chose to, to a year from 2-3 months -- it is still well below the 20% level Iran reached before the deal.
It is because Pakistan never violated the IAEA safeguards and did not use IAEA safeguarded nuclear reactor's spent fuel for making fissile material for weapons.
She stressed on Pakistan's position to have member states reduce their existing stockpiles of fissile material before capping its future production.
She stressed on Pakistan's position to have memberstates reduce their existing stockpiles of fissile material before capping its future production.
With increased amount of producing fissile material such as construction of 1250 MW fast-breeder reactor it continues to produce fissile materials for weapons while operating a plutonium production reactor, Dhruva, and a uranium enrichment facility that are not subject to IAEA safeguards.
A Yongbyon closure "may *slow* the growth of North Korea's fissile material stockpile, but it would not *cap* it", tweeted Jeffrey Lewis, a researcher at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
[U.S.A.], July 26 (ANI): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that North Korea was still producing fissile material.
Doubts over North Korea's intentions have deepened amid reports that it is continuing to produce fissile material for weapons.
Friday's order said that the "existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States." --SPA 10:45 LOCAL TIME 07:45 GMT 0002
"The process of denuclearization should begin with a declaration where the North describes how many nuclear weapons it has, how much fissile material it has, and actual weight in kilograms and grams of plutonium and highly enriched uranium."
The substantive work on a Fissile Material Cut-off Treat must be undertaken in the CD on the basis of a universally accepted mandate that explicitly addresses the asymmetries in existing fissile material stocks, he said, noting Pakistan's detailed proposal in this regard remains on the table.
In spite of these efforts several kilograms of fissile material Uranium 233, enough to build three nuclear war heads, was stolen from the Los Alamos facilities of the United States and was never traced.
All "special fissile material"--forms of uranium and plutonium used in nuclear fuels and some of the resulting waste--within the EU are technically owned by Euratom, the pan-European regulator of civilian nuclear activity.
The plutonium - a tiny portion of nearly 50 tonnes of fissile material that the country owns - was originally supplied by the U.S., U.K.