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Title: Accelerator technology as a nuclear weapons proliferation concern

Abstract

The authors review how accelerator technology is emerging as a nuclear weapons proliferation concern, how this technology is viewed from a nonproliferation and export control perspective, and what can be done to carry out the mandates of US law and policy. In accordance with Nuclear Suppliers Group Guidelines, the US Government controls the export of all reactors. With the development of accelerators able to duplicate the neutron production of a reactor for purposes of plutonium production, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating accelerator issues. Investigators at Argonne, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, acting in support of DOE`s Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation, examined the proliferation potential of accelerators in some depth. The consensus conclusion reached is that some accelerator technology has now emerged as a proliferation concern.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. DOE, Washington, DC (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678176
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009161
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; PROLIFERATION; EXPORTS; NUCLEAR TRADE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES

Citation Formats

Goorevich, R., Hollander, Z., and Olson, A.P. Accelerator technology as a nuclear weapons proliferation concern. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Goorevich, R., Hollander, Z., & Olson, A.P. Accelerator technology as a nuclear weapons proliferation concern. United States.
Goorevich, R., Hollander, Z., and Olson, A.P. Wed . "Accelerator technology as a nuclear weapons proliferation concern". United States.
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title = {Accelerator technology as a nuclear weapons proliferation concern},
author = {Goorevich, R. and Hollander, Z. and Olson, A.P.},
abstractNote = {The authors review how accelerator technology is emerging as a nuclear weapons proliferation concern, how this technology is viewed from a nonproliferation and export control perspective, and what can be done to carry out the mandates of US law and policy. In accordance with Nuclear Suppliers Group Guidelines, the US Government controls the export of all reactors. With the development of accelerators able to duplicate the neutron production of a reactor for purposes of plutonium production, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating accelerator issues. Investigators at Argonne, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, acting in support of DOE`s Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation, examined the proliferation potential of accelerators in some depth. The consensus conclusion reached is that some accelerator technology has now emerged as a proliferation concern.},
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