Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cleaning Up After The Cold War: Hanford’s Tank Waste

Also published here. When most people think of “the Cold War nuclear arms race”, they think of Reagan and Gorbachev, Kennedy and Khrushchev, treaties and international summits, Presidents and Premiers. It all starts to seem rather abstract: something from the past, to be relegated to history books and news archives. They probably don’t think of [...]
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The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference: An Interview with Ambassador Eric Danon

Also published here. Forty years ago, one of the most important treaties in recent history went into effect: the The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or the NPT. This treaty has been ratified by 190 countries, with the main objective being to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon-related technology, while [...]
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Nuclear Sightseeing: The B Reactor And What It Teaches Us

Also published here. Last week, while most of my friends in the nuclear weapons analyst community traveled to New York City to assess the future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, I headed to a remote corner of south-eastern Washington State to explore the origins of the US side of the Cold War nuclear arms race. [...]
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