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Disarmament Diplomacy

Issue No. 40, September - October 1999

US-Russia Agreement on Nuclear Materials Storage on Russian Navy Vessel

"United States and the Russian Federation Secure Nuclear Materials on Russian Navy Ship", US Department of Energy Press Release R-99-248, September 16, 1999.

"The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Russian Federation announced today that nuclear materials on a Russian navy submarine service ship, Russian Navy Ship P.M.-63, have been secured against insider and outsider theft. A security system has been installed to protect new (fresh) nuclear fuel destined for the re-fuelling of nuclear powered submarines. This project is a part of the Department of Energy's nuclear material protection, control and accounting (MPC&A) cooperative program with Russia to prevent the proliferation of materials that can be used in weapons of mass destruction. …"

For the full text of the statement see the United States Information Service website at http://www.usia.gov/products/washfile.intrel.html

© 1999 The Acronym Institute.

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