Analysis and section of processes for the disposition of excess fissile material from nuclear weapon dismantlement in the United States

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The end of the cold war and the acceleration of nuclear disarmament efforts by the United States (US) and Russia are generating large quantities of surplus fissile nuclear materials that are no longer needed for military purposes. The safe and secure disposition of this surplus material to prevent theft or reuse in weapons has become a high priority for the US Department of Energy (USDOE). Many options exist for storage and disposition (use or disposal) of these surplus materials. The criteria, which have been developed from the basis for a preliminary ``screening`` of options, to eliminate from further consideration those ... continued below

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Myers, B.R.; Armantrout, G.A. & Erickson, R. February 1, 1995.

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The end of the cold war and the acceleration of nuclear disarmament efforts by the United States (US) and Russia are generating large quantities of surplus fissile nuclear materials that are no longer needed for military purposes. The safe and secure disposition of this surplus material to prevent theft or reuse in weapons has become a high priority for the US Department of Energy (USDOE). Many options exist for storage and disposition (use or disposal) of these surplus materials. The criteria, which have been developed from the basis for a preliminary ``screening`` of options, to eliminate from further consideration those options that do not meet minimal requirements. Factors, or attributes, contained in the screening and selection criteria include: (1) resistance to theft and diversion by unauthorized parties, (2) resistance to retrieval, extraction, and reuse by the host nation, (3) technical viability, (4) environmental, safety, and health impacts, (5) cost effectiveness, (6) timeliness, (7) fostering of progress and cooperation with Russia and others, (8) public and institutional acceptance, and (9) additional benefits. The evaluation of environmental impacts, in accordance with the US National Environmental Policy Ac (NEPA) process, is an integral part of the overall evaluation process. Because of the variety of physical and chemical forms of the nuclear material inventory, and because of the large number of possible disposition technologies and final forms, several hundred possible pathways to disposition have been defined and have undergone a systematic selection process. Also, because nuclear material disposition will have far ranging impacts, extensive public, in the form of public and stakeholder, input was integral to the selection process.

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  • Radioactive waste management and space meeting on peaceful disposition on weapon grade materials, Berlin (Germany), 3-9 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE95011720
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--119874
  • Report No.: CONF-9503148--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 70783
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708259

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Myers, B.R.; Armantrout, G.A. & Erickson, R. Analysis and section of processes for the disposition of excess fissile material from nuclear weapon dismantlement in the United States, article, February 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708259/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.