Defense Threat Reduction Agency
45045 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166-7517

March 23,1999

Mr. Paul Leventhal
Nuclear Control Institute
1000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 90
Washington, D.C. 20036

Dear Mr. Leventhal:

Thank you for your letter to the Secretary of Defense dated February 11, 1999, expressing your concern about the Security Plan for Plutonium Fuel Shipments to Japan.

Over the past two years, personnel from the State Department, Defense Department, the Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Arms Control Disarmament Agency have been consulting regularly with the Governments of Japan, France, and the United Kingdom. These consultations were conducted to insure this plan meets all the requirements of Annex 5.B of the U.S./Japan Agreement for Nuclear Cooperation.

Additional assessments by technical personnel in the Department of Defense have assured me that the security provided under the current plan is adequate to protect this important cargo.


William F. Moore
Major General, USAF
Deputy Director

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