With the continued use of nuclear power comes the question: How can nuclear toxic waste be disposed of effectively?
While the world’s nuclear powers could quickly retire their nuclear arsenals, eliminating the fissile materials from which these weapons are made is no simple matter. This raises doubts about the feasibility and permanence of global disarmament.
It is incumbent on military planners to continually assess and resource their ability to eliminate orphaned sources in support of large scale military operations across a vast geographic area, as the next war will undoubtedly be shaped by their presence.
Dangerous political and cultural trends put U.S. competitiveness in the sciences at risk, with potentially disastrous consequences for the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Japan possesses almost 47 tons of separated plutonium. A clear plan for its potential usage and storage is essential.
There are hundreds of blood irradiators at hospitals and universities around the country containing material that could be used for a dirty bomb. What can we do to minimize that risk?
Two years have passed since the last NSS. What lessons can we draw for future nuclear security endeavors from the structural choices of the summit?
An overview of the materials used in nuclear weapons, how they are made, the designs of weapons, nuclear testing, and a number of introductory topics.
The successful implementation of UN Resolution 1540 depends on the committee’s ability to create an environment where member states can develop a sense of local ownership for the resolution.
Having a better understanding of threats and knowing what to do in emergency situations allows people to make safer decisoins and makes them less likely to panic. Experts in the radiological emergency response field and agencies prepare to respond to radiological emergencies, but widespread and general knowledge on the topic could be improved.