INSEPARABLE TWINS: Nuclear Bomb Fuel & Nuclear Energy

Ruff, Tilman
December 2006
Issues;Dec2006, Issue 77, p30
The article discusses various issues on the use of nuclear bomb fuel and nuclear energy in Australia. It points out the risks associated with the use of nuclear weapons, including the chances that terrorists could buy or steal them, current nuclear doctrines of pre-emption and the availability of 27,000 existing weapons which can be launched within minutes of perceived attack. It also offers information on the availability of military and civilian stocks of nuclear energy such as uranium and plutonium. Several nuclear accidents which serve as a safety buffer on the use of nuclear power are also cited.


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