In Brief: U.S. Nuclear Weapon "Pit" Production: Background and Options

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This report discusses background on nuclear weapon pit production, pit fabrication options, analytical chemistry options, and related questions for Congress. It shows that many options are available for making 80 pits per year (ppy), but it cannot determine which, if any, could support that capacity because data do not exist on how much MAR and space are needed for AC and pit fabrication for 80 ppy.

Creator(s): Medalia, Jonathan E.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 20, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Medalia, Jonathan E.

Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 20, 2014
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United States
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This report discusses background on nuclear weapon pit production, pit fabrication options, analytical chemistry options, and related questions for Congress. It shows that many options are available for making 80 pits per year (ppy), but it cannot determine which, if any, could support that capacity because data do not exist on how much MAR and space are needed for AC and pit fabrication for 80 ppy.

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9 pages.

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