International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM)
The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) was established in 2006 to provide independent technical and policy analysis that could foster initiatives to secure and reduce all stockpiles of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, the key ingredients in nuclear weapons, and to limit any future production to peaceful purposes. Control of these fissile materials is critical to nuclear disarmament, halting the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and ensuring that terrorists do not acquire nuclear weapons. IPFM brings together independent technical experts, policy analysts and former diplomats from seventeen countries, including nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear-weapon states.
The members of the IPFM maintain a blog that tracks news and developments related to military and civilian fissile materials worldwide, and work of the IPFM. Opinions expressed in this blog are those of authors of the posts and do not necessarily represent positions of the IPFM.
The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) has released Plutonium Separation in Nuclear Power Programs: Status, Problems, and Prospects of Civilian Reprocessing Around the World, 2015.