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Title: Nuclear proliferation and civilian nuclear power. Report of the Nonproliferation Alternative Systems Assessment Program. Volume II. Proliferation resistance

The purpose of this volume is limited to an assessment of the relative effects that particular choices of nuclear-power systems, for whatever reasons, may have on the possible spread of nuclear-weapons capabilities. This volume addresses the concern that non-nuclear-weapons states may be able to initiate efforts to acquire or to improve nuclear-weapons capabilities through civilian nuclear-power programs; it also addresses the concern that subnational groups may obtain and abuse the nuclear materials or facilities of such programs, whether in nuclear-weapons states (NWS's) or nonnuclear-weapons states (NNW's). Accordingly, this volume emphasizes one important factor in such decisions, the resistance of nuclear-power systems to the proliferation of nuclear-weapons capabilities.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5352094
Report Number(s):
DOE/NE-0001/2F
TRN: 80-011291
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Department of Energy, Washington, DC (USA). Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; FUEL CYCLE; RISK ASSESSMENT; NUCLEAR MATERIALS DIVERSION; SAFEGUARDS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PROLIFERATION; DIAGRAMS; ENRICHMENT; IAEA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; PLUTONIUM; SPENT FUELS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; USA; ACTINIDES; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FUELS; POWER PLANTS; REACTOR MATERIALS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; WEAPONS 210802* -- Nuclear Power Plants-- Economics-- Fuel Cycle; 055001 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Safeguards, Inspection, & Accountability-- Technical Aspects; 290600 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy