Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1996: World Inventories, Capabilities and Policies

Hardcover | March 1, 1997

byDavid Albright, Frans Berkhout, William Walker

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Plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) are the basic materials used in nuclear weapons. Plutonium also plays an important part in the generation of nuclear electricity. Knowing how much plutonium and HEU exist, where and in which form is vital for international security and nuclearcommerce. Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1996 is a thorough revision of the World Inventory of Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1992. It provides a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of the amounts of plutonium and HEU in military and civilian programmes, in nuclear and non-nuclear weaponstates, and in countries seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. The capabilities that exist for producing these materials around the world are examined in depth, as are the policy issues raised by them. Containing much new information, it is indispensable to all those concerned with the greatcontemporary issues in international nuclear relations: arms reductions in the nuclear weapon states, nuclear proliferation, nuclear smuggling, the roles of plutonium and enriched uranium in the nuclear fuel-cycle, and the disposition of surplus weapon material.

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This book is a thorough revision and extension of the World Inventory of Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1992.

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Plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) are the basic materials used in nuclear weapons. Plutonium also plays an important part in the generation of nuclear electricity. Knowing how much plutonium and HEU exist, where and in which form is vital for international security and nuclearcommerce. Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1...

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This book is a thorough revision and extension of the World Inventory of Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1992.

David Albright is a President at the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), Washington D. C.. Frans Berkhout is a Senior Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. William Walker is a Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:534 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:March 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198280092

ISBN - 13:9780198280095

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This book is a thorough revision and extension of the World Inventory of Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1992.

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`This is the second edition of a widely regarded and quoted publication ... As has been the case with the first edition, this publication is certain to become an important reference book for all involved in nuclear arms control.'International Security Digest, Vol.4 No.4 1997