Blix on LWRs

Yet another observation from the same Blix 2014 appearance. It is consistent with my understanding, though I’ve neither safeguarded nor attempted to divert plutonium from an LWR.

The question on nonproliferation (inaudible) light-water reactors, not worried very much. Theoretically, you can reprocess the spent fuel that comes out, but in practice, it is not really a—it’s not a practical way. You don’t get very good plutonium that way. And, secondly, it will also be picked up and discovered immediately.

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