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US plan to upgrade nuclear arsenal criticised by scientists via Engineering and Technology Magazine

S plan to invest $60bn (£37bn) over the next 25 years into modernising the country’s nuclear arsenal violates international agreements to reduce the amount of nuclear weapons, an independent think-tank has said. The Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit organisation … Continue reading

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A Rough Road from Swords to Ploughshares via the New York Times

For nearly 20 years, the Energy Department has been seeking to destroy plutonium recovered from surplus nuclear bombs by converting it to fuel for civilian reactors. Most of it would be destroyed by fission, and the remainder would be embedded … Continue reading

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