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Jun 25, 2012 National Security and U.S. Domestic Uranium Enrichment Requirements
At a time when Congress is weighing making drastic cuts in US defense spending, our government is financially propping up domestic commercial uranium enrichment capacity with direct appropriations and possible loan guarantees. One such case in controversy is the United States Enrichment Corporation’s American Centrifuge Project. The key arguments made for such spending turns on purported legal and defense requirements, each of which was examined at a Center for Strategic and International Studies panel held last week on uranium enrichment and US national security. NPEC executive director Henry Sokolski challenges these claims and suggest the practicality of relying on existing defense stockpiles and the enrichment services of Louisiana Energy Services in New Mexico. He also discusses the potential proliferation concerns raised by new commercial enrichment technologies, such as SILEX, and explains why federal loan guarantees are unnecessary and undesirable to support the construction of additional US enrichment capacity either for commercial or military purposes.
Audio & Video
Jan 30, 2012 Henry Sokolski: National Security and Crony Nuclear Capitalism
Articles
Jan 18, 2012 Letter to Congress Urging Amendments to S. 99, the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011
NPEC signed a letter urging Congressmen Fortenberry, Upton, and Markey to propose an amendment to the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011 that would promote a reliable domestic supply of vital medical isotopes while minimizing HEU commerce.
Official Docs & Letters
Jan 03, 2012 Sir Michael Quinlan's Nuclear Nonproliferation Insights
 NPEC's executive director Henry Sokolski wrote this chapter commemorating Sir Michael Quinlan's three major insights into the link between nuclear power and nuclear weapons proliferation as part of Thinking About Strategy, A Tribute to Sir Michael Quinlan.
Articles
Dec 16, 2011 NPEC's tribute to Dr. Fred Ikle (1924-2011) shared at his memorial service.
NPEC's tribute to Dr. Fred Inkle (1924-2011) was shared at his Washington DC memorial service.
Testimony & Transcripts
Nov 28, 2011 Newsweek Showcases NPEC's Take on Nuclear Power and Proliferation
Articles
Nov 21, 2011 Victor Gilinsky Provides a Summary of NPEC and the Legatum Institute's London Conference
Victor Gilinsky provides a summary of the five different panels and panelist presentations for the London conference cohosted by NPEC and the Legatum Institute titled, "Reassessing Nuclear Nonproliferation's Key Premises."
Working Papers
Nov 21, 2011 Patrick Roberts's Presentation on the Ability of the IAEA to Safeguard Nuclear Materials if Nuclear Power Expands
On Nov 21, 2011, Virginia Tech Professor Patrick Roberts conducted a presentaiton in London entitled "Scaling Up Safeguards: How Well will the IAEA Be Able to Safeguard Nuclear Materials in More States."
Presentations
Nov 21, 2011 Dr. Steve Lukasik Outlines the Feasibility of Using Worms for Cyber Counter-Proliferation
In the wake of Stuxnet, Dr. Lukasik examines the feasibility of the use of cyber worms to intervene in the control of a state’s nuclear weapons production facilities. He states that Stuxnet was an effective demonstration of the use of malware technology to access foreign computers that control the enrichment process. However, since Stuxnet spread too far too fast instead of staying hidden and doing its work over a period of years, its impact was limited to the destruction of some thousand Iranian centrifuges.
Working Papers
Nov 09, 2011 Nuclear Power and the Bomb: What's the Link?
Victor Gilinsky, former commissioner of the NRC prepared this for a conference in London co-hosted by NPEC and the Legatum Institute.
Working Papers
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