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Nuclear proliferation and civilian nuclear power

United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.

Nuclear proliferation and civilian nuclear power

report of the Nonproliferation alternative systems assessment program

by United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
  • Nuclear energy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementU.S. Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
    SeriesDOE/NE -- 0001., DOE/NE -- 0001/1-9.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10 v. :
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17821993M

    Feb 15,  · Nuclear proliferation is part politics, part science and technology. This appendix is the single best introduction to the science and technology part: the principles of fission and fusion, the physical properties of fissile material, the design for both fission and fusion nuclear weapons, and the production of fissile museudelantoni.com: Bradley A. Thayer. Sep 17,  · Tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, is needed to turn A-bombs into H-bombs, and the commercial nuclear power plants that are to be modified to produce tritium are called ice condensers. This book provides an insider's perspective on how Richardson's decision came about, and why it Reviews: 1.

    Mon, May 20, US nuclear energy leadership: Innovation and the strategic global challenge A flourishing domestic nuclear energy sector is critical to US national security, both in the interconnections between military and civilian uses of nuclear energy, as well as in foreign policy. Between potentially mishandling the Iran Nuclear Deal, and alienating the burgeoning nuclear power programs in the Middle East, the United States risks bungling an opportunity to direct the region’s nuclear future and, instead, might cede that leadership to Russia, China or South Korea. Saudi Arabia.

    Sep 13,  · After all, nearly all nuclear armed nations (including the US) got nuclear weapons first, and civilian nuclear power as an after-though. India is the perfect example. Its nuclear power plants can be grouped into two categories. The plants which were built with foreign help are all under international anti-proliferation protocols. May 11,  · The first section of this book features “Nuclear Proliferation Matters,” which covers the argument that nuclear weapons proliferation is more likely to occur with the spread of civilian nuclear technology and that such nuclear proliferation constitutes a threat to international security—certainly if there is nuclear weapons use, but even.


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Professor Brenner recounts how the United States dealt with the problem of nuclear proliferation and locates the proliferation problem historically, emphasising the dual personality of atomic power and noting the tendency of military and civilian programmes to diverge steadily until the events of forced an attempt to bring them into single museudelantoni.com: Michael Brenner.

Feb 27,  · Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation book. Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation. What is the relationship between the pursuit of civilian nuclear energy and the risks of proliferation.

Why are we witnessing a move away from non-proliferation to counter-proliferation. Great power politics versus non-proliferation. With Harsh V. Pant. View Book Edition: 1st Edition. Nuclear proliferation - be it among nations or terrorists - greatly increases the chance of nuclear violence on a scale that would be intolerable.

Proliferation increases the chance that nuclear weapons will fall into the hands of irrational people, either. The purpose of this volume is to assess the proliferation vulnerabilities of the present deployment of civilian nuclear-power systems within the current nonproliferation regime and, in light of their prospective deployment, to consider technical and institutional measures and alternatives which may contribute to an improved regime in which nuclear power could play a significant part.

Abstract. Links between civilian nuclear technologies and nuclear weapons proliferation should be viewed in the larger context of the interactions of three sets of issues: nuclear-energy options and choices; the potential proliferation of nuclear weapons capabilities to Nuclear proliferation and civilian nuclear power book nations (and perhaps sub-national groups); and the status of major-power nuclear armaments and arms museudelantoni.com by: 4.

A non-nuclear-weapons state can acquire the knowledge and experience to produce nuclear weapons by developing a civilian nuclear power industry and a cadre of scientists and engineers familiar with nuclear technology.

This chapter discusses thermal nuclear reactors in. Nuclear proliferation and civilian nuclear power: report of the Nonproliferation Alternative Systems Assessment Program. Volume VII. International perspectives. This study investigated the relationship between civilian nuclear power development and nuclear weapons proliferation in various countries who participated in Atoms for Peace program by developing a supporting database.

The results of correlation analysis indicated that nuclear weapons proliferation and civilian nuclear power program may be Cited by: 6. In book: Nuclear Power - Deployment, Operation and Sustainability Resistance of Global Civilian Nuclear Power Systems (TOPS), U.S.

Department of Energy, Military Strategy, and Nuclear Author: Michael Zentner. The Causes of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation. This critical review of the new political science literature on the causes of nuclear weapons proliferation consists of seven parts.

The first section briefly presents what we know about which states developed nuclear weapons and which states started but abandoned weapons development museudelantoni.com: Scott Sagan.

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The nuclear non-proliferation regime is much more than the NPT, although this is the pre-eminent international treaty on the subject. The regime includes treaties, conventions and common (multilateral and bilateral) arrangements covering security and physical protection, export controls.

First paragraph of the book chapter: How quickly could individual governments, starting from different levels of nuclear-related expertise and technology, develop a nuclear weapon if they chose to do FSI | CISAC - Nuclear Latency and Nuclear Proliferation.

An updated edition of ABC-CLIO's classic reference book on nuclear arms programs and proliferation in nations around the world. Fully updated and revised since its initial publication, Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation, Second Edition explores all key issues related to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and efforts to curb them, from the U.S.

atomic bomb project during World War II to. Get this from a library. Nuclear proliferation and civilian nuclear power: report of the Nonproliferation Alternative Systems Assessment Program. [United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.; Nonproliferation Alternative Systems Assessment Program.].

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. Nuclear power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion reactions.

Apr 05,  · Future proliferation risks can also be limited in a second fundamental way: by preserving and improving the nonproliferation regime, that system of rules and institutions that is meant to allow the use of civilian nuclear power while providing reassurance against the use of nuclear technology for weapons purposes.

Nuclear proliferation is the spread of nuclear weapons, fissionable material, and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information to nations not recognized as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT.

Proliferation has been opposed by many nations with and without nuclear weapons, as governments fear that more countries with nuclear weapons. It was noted, however, that the growth of nuclear power worldwide, using current technologies, could strain the current safeguards system’s limited resources, compromising their effectiveness by increasing the number of sites to be inspected and by facilitating the further proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Looking at the way government and industry officials downplay the risks of civilian nuclear technology and materials being diverted to make bombs, one would get almost the opposite impression. In fact, most governments have made the promotion of nuclear power’s growth and global development a top priority.

Civilian nuclear power systems are examined systematically, from mining to disposal, to determine distinct threats and to evaluate barriers against each threat. These barriers can be examined at each point in the fuel cycle to identify the attributes of a civilian nuclear energy system for its proliferation .Jul 01,  · Fifty years ago, the Obninsk nuclear power station in Russia was commissioned, helping to spark the growth of civilian nuclear energy.

This expansion lasted into the mid- to late s when orders for new nuclear plants stagnated in the United States and have yet to recover although the nuclear industry touts signs of a nuclear renaissance.Likewise, measures to prevent theft of nuclear materials by subnational groups have been implemented at both the national and international levels.

There has been continuing interest in developing nuclear technologies that would permit the peaceful use of nuclear power without an associated proliferation of nuclear weapons capability.