Research Analyst Samuel Hickey spoke with Good Morning Hamilton about dangers in nuclear facilities in Ukraine as Russia attacks. Hickey’s portion begins around 22:30.
Research Analyst Samuel Hickey appeared on WNYW FOX 5 NYC, discussing Russia’s seizure of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
By Samuel M. Hickey Following a five-month hiatus from nuclear talks, there has been little diplomatic progress between Iran and the members of the P4+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom) since the return to Vienna on Nov. 29. The common criticism is that the new Raisi administration pocketed any compromise solutions put on the table during the first […]
Congress is considering whether to continue research that started in 2016 into using low-enriched uranium (LEU) to replace weapon-grade highly-enriched uranium (HEU) to fuel naval nuclear propulsion reactors. Such a switch would reduce risks of nuclear proliferation and avoid the need to restart production of weapons-grade uranium for the first time since 1992. Rapidly Closing […]
Nuclear weapons require fissile materials, that is certain isotopes of uranium and plutonium, to sustain explosive fission chain reactions. Plutonium for weapons is normally obtained by reprocessing. Reprocessing is the separation of plutonium from irradiated uranium, often in the spent fuel from a nuclear reactor. The process was originally developed in the United States as […]