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Title: Stockpile Stewardship: How We Ensure the Nuclear Deterrent Without Testing

In the 1990s, the U.S. nuclear weapons program shifted emphasis from developing new designs to dismantling thousands of existing weapons and maintaining a much smaller enduring stockpile. The United Smore »tates ceased underground nuclear testing, and the Department of Energy created the Stockpile Stewardship Program to maintain the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without full-scale testing. This video gives a behind the scenes look at a set of unique capabilities at Lawrence Livermore that are indispensable to the Stockpile Stewardship Program: high performance computing, the Superblock category II nuclear facility, the JASPER a two stage gas gun, the High Explosive Applications Facility (HEAF), the National Ignition Facility (NIF), and the Site 300 contained firing facility.« less
Title: Stockpile Stewardship: How We Ensure the Nuclear Deterrent Without Testing
Publication Date: 2014-09-04
OSTI Identifier: 1214320
Other Number(s): Other: None
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION ; STOCKPILE ; NUCLEAR ; NUCLEAR WEAPONS ; STOCKPILE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:14:40
System Entry Date: 2018-01-11