Program Assistant Erin Connolly wrote an academic paper for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Weapons of mass destruction have proven to be an arduous aspiration for state and non-state actors given that they are generally kept in secure facilities. However, radiological materials such as cesium-137 do not share the same obstacles and are […]
Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Sara Z. Kutchesfahani co-wrote a piece in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the importance of countries working together to maintain and strengthen nuclear security actions. When a Superman-shaped drone crashed into a French nuclear plant on July 3 of this year, officials were lucky it was just Greenpeace demonstrating vulnerabilities at […]
Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Sara Z. Kutchesfahani spoke to Talk Media News about nuclear security concerns addressed by activist groups in France.
By Luisa Kenausis, Scoville Fellow For years, construction of the Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina has been a thorn in the side of the Department of Energy. The program has been plagued by cost overruns and delayed schedules. The facility, which was originally slated to be constructed […]
FMWG member Dr. Alan Kuperman from the University of Texas, Austin recently provided an update on his plutonium study. Over the past year, Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP) conducted the first-ever comparative global study of plutonium fuel (MOX) for thermal nuclear power reactors, entitled “Plutonium for Energy?” The group explores the production and use of MOX […]