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Title: Russian nuclear-powered submarine decommissioning

Russia is facing technical, economic and organizational difficulties in dismantling its oversized and unsafe fleet of nuclear powered submarines. The inability of Russia to deal effectively with the submarine decommissioning crisis increases the risk of environmental disaster and may hamper the implementation of the START I and START II treaties. This paper discusses the nuclear fleet support infrastructure, the problems of submarine decommissioning, and recommends international cooperation in addressing these problems.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
  2. Greenpeace International`s Disarmament Campaign, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
115203
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Science and Global Security; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: PBD: 1995
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 35 ARMS CONTROL; SUBMARINES; DECOMMISSIONING; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; TREATIES; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT; SAFEGUARDS