The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reported two people jumped a security fence at a nuclear facility near San Francisco on July 10 — this reactor is one of the few in the US that uses highly enriched uranium (HEU). FMWG Member Dr. Ed Lyman of Union of Concerned Scientists explains the incident “highlights the […]
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is looking at virtual reality training systems that would allow troops to rehearse scenarios involving “radiological threats.” Officials are soliciting info for potential future acquisitions and responses are due August 12.
A recent 132 hour test of second-generation neutron generator prototype in Wisconsin demonstrates the device is “more than capable” of reliably driving Shine’s medical isotope production. The facility will domestically produce medical isotope Mo-99 with low-enriched uranium instead of high-enriched uranium, a positive step for nuclear security.
The Federation of the American Scientists posted the recently declassified JASONS report Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) for Potential Naval Nuclear Propulsion Application and highlight a new LEU fuel concept that has higher uranium loading to limit the increase in reactor size that would otherwise result from a change from HEU to LEU.” This addresses a major […]
Yuri Kokov, Russia’s Deputy Security Council Secretary, expressed concern over terrorist efforts to access WMD materials. In Ufa, Kokov highlighted “continued attempts to get access to data about the manufacturing of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons” by terrorist groups, focusing on terrorist tactics.