The ETRR-1 is a 2MW Soviet-supplied tank-type VVR reactor.  The reactor's uses include solid-state research, nuclear and reactor physics, chemical research, isotope production, and biological irradiation.  The facility is under IAEAsafeguards,  and its spent fuel is of low proliferation risk since it contains only ...
The U.S. Air Force plans to reduce its active force of B-1 bombers, the Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News reported yesterday. The long-range bombers were originally intended to carry strategic nuclear weapons, but have been converted for conventional missions (see GSN, Oct. 8, 2003).
International ships might soon have to avoid several Danish ports that are not expected to meet a July 1 government deadline for official terrorism readiness certifications, the Copenhagen Post reported yesterday (see GSN, May 27).
Companies selling WMD-detection technology have earned $710 million this year, and revenues are expected to reach $952 million annually by 2011, according to an analysis released yesterday by defense consulting firm Frost and Sullivan (see GSN, Aug. 4).
WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a spending plan that would reduce the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's proposed weapons and nonproliferation accounts by roughly $1 billion in the next budget (see GSN, June 3).
The planet's nine nuclear weapons states are anticipated in the next 10 years to expend $1 trillion on acquiring and updating their systems, a prominent nuclear disarmament organization said (see GSN, June 7).
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved spending legislation for the next budget cycle that would cut nearly $1 billion in proposed funding for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's weapons and nonproliferation programs (see GSN, June 16).
A troubled drifter received a 42-month federal prison sentence yesterday after pleading guilty in August to possessing ricin, a lethal biological toxin, the Associated Press reported (see GSN, Aug. 5).
This is the first in a series of four non-papers from the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities, where leading government officials, international experts and nuclear security practitioners are engaging in a collaborative process to build consensus about the need for a strengthened global nuclear security system, how it would look and what actions would be needed at the 2014 ...
The SRR-1 is a 30KW miniature neutron source reactor (MNSR), supplied by China and modeled after the Canadian Slowpoke reactor.  The MNSR is a pool-type reactor that uses highly enriched uranium (HEU) as fuel (90 percent U-235), light water as a coolant and moderator, and a beryllium reflector.  China provided Syria with an initial fuel ...
The stockpile of chemical warfare materials at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Oregon as of Thursday had been reduced to 1,000 bulk containers filled with mustard blister agent, the Tri-City Herald reported (see GSN, April 19).