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Title: Nonproliferation and arms control assessment of weapons-usable fissile material storage and excess plutonium disposition alternatives

This report has been prepared by the Department of Energy`s Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation (DOE-NN) with support from the Office of Fissile Materials Disposition (DOE-MD). Its purpose is to analyze the nonproliferation and arms reduction implications of the alternatives for storage of plutonium and HEU, and disposition of excess plutonium, to aid policymakers and the public in making final decisions. While this assessment describes the benefits and risks associated with each option, it does not attempt to rank order the options or choose which ones are best. It does, however, identify steps which could maximize the benefits and mitigate any vulnerabilities of the various alternatives under consideration.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
425259
Report Number(s):
DOE/NN--0007
ON: DE97002385; NC: NONE; TRN: 97:003115
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1997
Research Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
35 ARMS CONTROL; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; ARMS CONTROL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; PLUTONIUM RECYCLE; PLUTONIUM; HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; REPROCESSING; CANDU TYPE REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; VITRIFICATION