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Author Feiveson, Harold A., author.

Title Unmaking the bomb : a fissile material approach to nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation / Harold Feiveson, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, and Frank N. von Hippel.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 277 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index.
Contents Production, uses and stocks of nuclear-weapon materials -- The history of fissile-material production for weapons -- The global stockpile of fissile material -- Fissile materials, nuclear power, and nuclear proliferation -- Ending the separation of plutonium -- Ending the use of heu as a reactor fuel -- Ending production of fissile materials for weapons -- Disposal of fissile materials -- Conclusion : meeting the fissile material challenge.
Summary The global stockpile, continued production and use of plutonium and highly enriched uranium facilitates proliferation, increases the risk of nuclear terrorism and is an obstacle to achieving irreversible nuclear disarmament. The book explains how these materials are used, describes the histories of fissile material production for weapons, provides an overview of the current global stockpile of roughly 1900 tons of plutonium and highly enriched uranium, and discusses the dangers associated with plutonium separation (reprocessing) and uranium enrichment.
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Subject Nuclear nonproliferation.
Nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear fuels -- Management.
Nuclear fuels -- Security measures.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Glaser, Alexander, 1969- author.
Mian, Zia, author.
Von Hippel, Frank, author.
Other Form: Print version: Feiveson, Harold A. Unmaking the bomb. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2014 9780262027748 (DLC) 2014003654 (OCoLC)878224426
ISBN 0262319187 (electronic bk.)
9780262319188 (electronic bk.)
9780262027748 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262027747 (hardcover ; alk. paper)