• Publications
  • Influence
Explosive properties of reactor-grade plutonium
The following discussion focuses on the question of whether a terrorist organization or a threshold state could make use of plutonium recovered from light-water-reactor fuel to construct a nuclearExpand
Reducing the Hazards from Stored Spent Power-Reactor Fuel in the United States
Because of the unavailability of off-site storage for spent power-reactor fuel, the NRC has allowed high-density storage of spent fuel in pools originally designed to hold much smaller inventories.Expand
Public health risks of substituting mixed‐oxide for uranium fuel in pressurized‐water reactors
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a contract to the consortium Duke Cogema Stone and Webster (DCS) to dispose of up to 33 tonnes of excess weapons‐grade plutonium (WG‐Pu) by irradiatingExpand
Accounting for long-term doses in “worldwide health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident”
Radiocesium isotopes have been known to dominate projections for extra cancers expected years after a release of radioactivity from a severely damaged reactor. Presumably, the same will be true forExpand
Research Reactor Vulnerability to Sabotage by Terrorists
The September 11 terrorist attacks demonstrated that the technical competence, available resources, level of preparation and suicidal determination of contemporary terrorist groups like al Qaeda haveExpand
The Proliferation Risks of Plutonium Mines
A number of observers have recently pointed to the risk that spent fuel repositories could eventually become relatively low‐cost sources of fissile material for nuclear weapons—that is, “plutoniumExpand
Revisiting nuclear power plant safety.
Disposing of weapons-grade plutonium.
disposing of weapons grade plutonium faheds disposing of weapons-grade plutonium by amy k. thomas disposing of weapons grade plutonium judithdonnelly disposing of weapons grade plutoniumExpand
Nuclear safety regulation in the post-Fukushima era
Flawed analyses underlie lax U.S. regulation of spent fuel The March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident prompted regulators around the world to take a hard look at their requirements forExpand