Russia's Nuclear Complex
location
Penza-19 (Renamed Zarechny)

activity
Component fabrication; warhead assembly and disassembly.

plutonium
Yes.

Weapons-grade uranium
Yes.

IAEA safeguards status
Unsafeguarded.

comments
Penza-19 manufactures electronic components for nuclear warheads. In a 1995 article on security problems in Russia's closed cities, the manager of Penza-19 is quoted as saying, "the lack of physical protection is the biggest problem faced by all the closed cities. The previous system was based on regulations and ordinances, which either are no longer in place or are not effective, and upon military discipline and a sense of responsibility that no longer exists."

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