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January 14, 2010
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  • Time to Ban Production of Nuclear Weapons Material
    Scientific American
  • Iranian Reactor Completes Latest Pre-Start Tests
    World Nuclear News
  • Talks Hit "Sweet Spot" for Landing New START Agreement, U.S. Official Says
    Global Security Newswire
  • India, Britain Set to Sign Nuclear Deal
    The Times of India
  • U.S. 'Unlikely to Let S.Korea Reprocess Nuclear Fuel'
    The Chosun Ilbo
  • U.S. Eyes New Nuclear Plants in Climate Battle
    Reuters
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Time to Ban Production of Nuclear Weapons Material

Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian and Frank N. von Hippel, Scientific American
FMCTEditor's Note: On January 18, diplomats from 65 countries at the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva will try to agree to begin talks on a treaty that would stop the production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons. Cutting off production of fissile materials for weapons could provide the basis for irreversible reductions of all nuclear weapons. In this article, the authors propose the basic pillars of a fissile material cutoff treaty, how compliance with such a treaty could be verified, and who should pay the tab.
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Iranian Reactor Completes Latest Pre-Start Tests

World Nuclear News
Hydraulic testing of the secondary circuit at Iran's Bushehr reactor has been completed, taking the plant a step closer to its long-awaited start-up.
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Talks Hit "Sweet Spot" for Landing New START Agreement, U.S. Official Says

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
A new arms control treaty between the United States and Russia appears nearly within reach, despite continued tensions over verification provisions, a senior U.S. official said this morning (see GSN, Jan. 7).
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India, Britain Set to Sign Nuclear Deal

Ashis Ray, The Times of India
A declaration on civil nuclear cooperation between India and Britain appears to be on the anvil when commerce minister Anand Sharma visits here next month.
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U.S. 'Unlikely to Let S.Korea Reprocess Nuclear Fuel'

The Chosun Ilbo
The U.S. is unlikely to allow South Korea to reprocess spent nuclear fuel that is piling up in secure storage facilities until a satisfactory solution to the North Korean nuclear problem is found, a report said this week.
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U.S. Eyes New Nuclear Plants in Climate Battle

Jeff Mason, Reuters
The Obama administration wants to help the nuclear industry build a power plant for the first time in years to help diversify U.S. energy supplies and fight climate change, the White House said on Monday.
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