UN presses superpowers on test ban
Tags: NUCLEAR weapons testing
- The comprehensive test ban treaty. // Defense Monitor;1999, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p1
Reports on the vote of the United States Senate defeating ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. INSETS: No treaty, but no testing;On reorienting military policy..
- Orwell's memory holes. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Feb1986, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p2
Introduces a series of articles concerning nuclear weapons testing, published in the February 1986 issue of the periodical 'Bulletin.' Frustration of nonaligned and neutral countries with the U.S.'s adamant refusal to resume negotiations for a test ban that they have passed an unusual United...
- Behind the disclosure of US secret tests. Norris, R.S.; Cochran, T.B. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1988, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p3
Presents an excerpt from the working paper `Known US Nuclear Tests July 1945 to 31 December 1987' which was written as part of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Nuclear Weapons Datebook project. Types of tests; How a nuclear test is prepared.
- What it would take to ban testing. Goldblat, J. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Oct1988, Vol. 44 Issue 8, p25
Discusses conditions necessary to achieve a comprehensive test ban on nuclear weapons. Progress made during the last 30 years; Negotiations; Proposals.
- Round two of test ban flap: No I didn't. Brown, P.S. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Dec1988, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p5
Opinion. The author defends his public comments which he claims were distorted by Jack Evernden in his article `Lies that Stopped a Test Ban' in the October issue of this magazine.
- Nevada test site's dirty little secrets. Geary, R.R. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Apr1989, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p35
Discusses the secrecy surrounding US testing of nuclear weapons at the Nevada Test Site and the pointlessness of government denials of such tests, since all are documented by seismic recordings done by the California Institute of Technology.
- Non-nuclear states move to end testing. Epstein, W.; Seaborg, G.T. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun1989, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p36
Reports that the United Nations has called a conference to amend the Partial Test Ban Treaty and make it comprehensive and the United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom have agreed to come. INSET: German physicists: 1,700 tests are enough, by M. Birkholz..
- Project Chariot: How Alaska escaped nuclear excavation. O'Neill, D. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Dec1989, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p28
Tells the story of Edward Teller's `Project Chariot' planned as the first application of nuclear explosions for industrial and public works in Alaska, and how the residents of Point Hope challenged the government and won their victory on ecological grounds. INSET: Shooting the moon (Teller...
- Sleuthing from home. Gupta, Vipin; McNab, Philip // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Dec1993, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p44
Tells how it is possible for the Verification Technology Information Center (VERTIC) to monitor nuclear testing in China within three hours of the detonation. Use of commercial satellite imagery, seismic data and computer programs; Questions regarding collection and dissemination of sensitive...