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Project Vinca: Lessons for Securing Civil Nuclear Materials Stockpiles

Project Vinca: Lessons for Securing Civil Nuclear Materials Stockpiles

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Philipp C. Bleek

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

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Philipp Bleek of Harvard University writes about Project Vinca's efforts to secure vulnerable highly enriched uranium from a Serbian reactor in the Fall/Winter 2003 Nonproliferation Review.

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Nuclear and radiological security aims to ensure nuclear and other radioactive materials are secure from unauthorized access and theft, and that nuclear facilities are secure from sabotage.



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Highly enriched uranium (HEU)
Highly enriched uranium (HEU): Refers to uranium with a concentration of more than 20% of the isotope U-235. Achieved via the process of enrichment. See entry for enriched uranium.

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