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"In the 26 years since Chernobyl, the nuclear power industry has strengthened its safety practices, yet Fukushima demonstrates the fragility of the civil nuclear enterprise," write Sidney Drell, George P. Shultz and Steven P. Andreasen in Science. Similarly, they note the harrowing possibility of accidents or miscalculations with weapons programs and the ever-present fear that a terrorist organization might get ahold of weapons-usable nuclear materials.
Noting the rich history of nuclear diplomacy, including the Nunn-Lugar program, they note, "Successful leadership in nuclear enterprise policy will require continuous, diligent, and multinational assessment of emerging risks and consequences." The authors make four key recommendations in "A Safer Nuclear Enterprise":
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For a summary of the article, see "Specialists Seek Mutual Accountability System for Nuclear Arms, Power Efforts" from Global Security Newswire.
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The full version of the article is available here.
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