Matthew Bunn on security nuclear materials

Striking progress on securing nuclear materials, but premature to call it a Promise Kept
PolitiFact.com
January 2012
Quoted: Matthew Bunn, co-principal investigator for the Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom and a member of the Center Board of Directors
Topic: Securing nuclear materials

“Matthew Bunn, a nuclear policy specialist at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured a promise from Belarus to eliminate its bomb material in late 2010, and those shipments have begun. He added that Kazakhstan has pledged to get rid of all of its potential nuclear bomb material except for a large amount of very low-grade material that has just been moved to a secure location within the country and that South Africa has just converted its production of medical isotopes to make them with low-enriched uranium that can’t be used in a bomb.”

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