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 […]
FMWG Member Ed Lyman from the Union of Concerned Scientists wrote an article arguing that the Department of Energy’s plan to build a “Versatile Test Reactor” has failed to (a) properly assess the associated costs and (b) ascertain whether there is a legitimate need for this new reactor. The Department of Energy requested $10 million in its Fiscal Year […]