Science and nuclear stockpile stewardship

Dimitri Batani, Stefano Atzeni

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The Cold War is over, but it has left a huge legacy of weapons stockpiles of the nuclear superpowers. Even if no more warheads are produced, and even with the prospect of the eventual elimination of the existing ones, the safe disposal of the existing fissile material is a formidable task which will take decades. The current example of the disposal of Russian nuclear warheads, which is requiring the collaboration of the USA and is facing many problems, is enlightening in this context. The case of nuclear warhead disposal is an extreme example of problems posed by technology transfers: can nuclear weapons technology be safely eliminated without harming its civilian applications?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology Transfer
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISBN (Electronic)9781351783859
ISBN (Print)9781138706019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Batani, D., & Atzeni, S. (2018). Science and nuclear stockpile stewardship. In Technology Transfer Taylor and Francis.