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Aug 31, 2018 Hill, Japanese Legislators Urge Pompeo to Cut Plutonium Stocks Without Recycling
In August 2018, members of the U.S. Congress and the Japanese Diet wrote letters to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. These letters urged him to cooperate with Tokyo to reduce Japan's surplus plutonium and encourage South Korea and China to defer recycling plutonium.
May 24, 2018 Letter to Congress on Nuclear Cooperation with Saudi Arabia
On May 24, 2018, 14 nuclear security experts, including NPEC's Executive Director, sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The letter called on Congress "to make sure that with any cooperative agreement with Saudi Arabia, our government does what is necessary to ensure that Saudi Arabia does not reprocess spent fuel or enrich uranium, whether it buys reactors or reactor components from U.S.-based firms or not." The letter was featured in a Washington Post piece, "Pompeo: Saudis must not enrich uranium if it seeks civilian nuclear cooperation."
Nov 07, 2017 Former Bush Officials Back East Asia Plutonium Production Pause
NPEC recently asked some of the most senior Bush 41 and Bush 43 nuclear security officials to endorse the 2017 Joint Statement of the International Conference on Japan's Plutonium Policy. That statement called for Japan to indefinitely postpone Rokkasho's startup and for South Korea and China to suspend their plans to separate plutonium as well. 
Jun 10, 2016 Letter to President Regarding the Production of Fissile Material in East Asia
Letter to the President from Congressmen Brad Sherman, Jeff Fortenberry, and Adam Schiff regarding the dangers of reprocessing in East Asia. The letter references an earlier letter to Department of Energy Secretary Moniz regarding U.S. efforts to forego the fabrication of plutonium fuel from decommissioned nuclear weapons, available here.
Feb 25, 2016 NPEC's Executive Director Signs Second Letter Urging Department of Energy to Defer Plutonium's Commercial Use
13 former senior energy and national security officials sign a letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz to terminate a costly DOE plutonium fuel fabrication project (known as the mixed oxide or MOX program) designed to make plutonium–based fuels for US power reactors. The letter was featured in an article by Steven Mufson in The Washington Post, "Obama plan to defund Savannah River plutonium conversion plant draws fire." The letter was the second sent to Secretary Moniz, with the first being available to read here.
Sep 08, 2015 NPEC's Executive Director Signs Letter Urging Department of Energy to Defer Plutonium's Commercial Use
14 former senior energy and national security officials sign a letter to Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz to terminate a costly DOE plutonium fuel fabrication project (known as the mixed oxide or MOX program) designed to make plutonium–based fuels for US power reactors. The letter was featured in an article by Steven Mufson in The Washington Post, "Energy secretary is urged to end U.S. nuclear fuel program at Savannah River." Many of the points highlighted in the letter and article were discussed in an earlier proposal by NPEC, A Mutually Beneficial Policy on Plutonium Fuels.  
Mar 19, 2014 NPEC's Executive Director Signs Letter Urging House Committee on Foreign Affairs to Support Gold Standard
Nuclear and security policy experts urge the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to support H.R. 3766, the Gold Standard for U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements
Mar 19, 2014 NPEC's Executive Director Signs Letter Urging Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to Support Stricter Oversight of U.S. Nuclear Cooperation Agreements
Nuclear and security policy experts urge Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to support stricter Congressional oversight of U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements
Mar 19, 2014 NPEC's Executive Director Signs Letters to House and Senate Urging Support for Nonproliferation Gold Standard
A bipartisan group of nuclear and security policy experts urge the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to support stricter Congressional oversight of U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements, including H.R. 3766, the nonproliferation Gold Standard. Full text of letters and PDF versions accessible below. 
Apr 17, 2013 NPEC Executive Director Signs Letter Urging Suspension of Plutonium Shipments to Japan
NPEC signed a letter urging Secretary Kerry to suspend plutonium shipments to Japan because they undermine on-going non-proliferation efforts in East Asia and because there is no demand for plutonium fuel in Japan and no possibility to use it right now. The letter states that Japan is acquiring and stockpiling weapons-usable plutonium and U.S. support for plutonium shipments may undermine U.S. - ROK negotiations and may cause the DPRK to backtrack on their promise and seek reprocessing and enrichment as well.
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