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Russia and US to dispose of tonnes of surplus plutonium

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Russia and the US have agreed to dispose of tonnes of surplus weapons-grade plutonium under a deal signed at a nuclear summit in Washington.

The deal calls for each side to dispose of 34 tonnes of the material by using it as fuel for nuclear reactors.

Mr Obama said it was enough plutonium for "about 17,000 nuclear weapons."

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