Multi-generational stewardship of plutonium

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The post-cold war era has greatly enhanced the interest in the long-term stewardship of plutonium. The management of excess plutonium from proposed nuclear weapons dismantlement has been the subject of numerous intellectual discussions during the past several years. In this context, issues relevant to long-term management of all plutonium as a valuable energy resource are also being examined. While there are differing views about the future role of plutonium in the economy, there is a recognition of the environmental and health related problems and proliferation potentials of weapons-grade plutonium. The long-term management of plutonium as an energy resource will require ... continued below

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Pillay, K.K.S. October 1, 1997.

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  • Pillay, K.K.S. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Nuclear Materials Technology Div.

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The post-cold war era has greatly enhanced the interest in the long-term stewardship of plutonium. The management of excess plutonium from proposed nuclear weapons dismantlement has been the subject of numerous intellectual discussions during the past several years. In this context, issues relevant to long-term management of all plutonium as a valuable energy resource are also being examined. While there are differing views about the future role of plutonium in the economy, there is a recognition of the environmental and health related problems and proliferation potentials of weapons-grade plutonium. The long-term management of plutonium as an energy resource will require a new strategy to maintain stewardship for many generations to come.

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  • GLOBAL `97: international conference on future nuclear systems, Yokohama (Japan), 5-10 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE97007358
  • Report No.: SAND--97-1563
  • Report No.: CONF-971004--8
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 532562
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690704

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Pillay, K.K.S. Multi-generational stewardship of plutonium, article, October 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690704/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.