Fissile Materials

Naval Reactors and HEU

FAS President Charles D. Ferguson gave a presentation on August 5th at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the use of highly enriched uranium (a weapons-usable fissile material) in naval…

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U.S. Military Nuclear Material Unaccounted For: Missing In Action Or Just Sloppy

The United States has the gold standard when it comes to accounting for fissile materials especially in the military sector yet, for more than 30 years, government reports have sounded the alarm that the accounting system for these materials is not adequate. The United States is still not meeting its most stringent standards. If the nuclear material accounting system is not adequate, what does it imply for nuclear-armed states that are still manufacturing and remanufacturing warheads more frequently than the United States?

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