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Allison Macfarlane

Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

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April, 2006

Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation's High-Level Nuclear Waste

Book

By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

April, 2006

Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation's High-Level Nuclear Waste

Book

By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

2003

Standoff at Yucca Mountain: High Level Nuclear Waste in the U.S.A.

Book Chapter

By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

December, 2000

Report of the Committee to Review the Spent Fuel Standard for Disposition of Excess Weapon Plutonium

Report

By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom and John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

 

 

2000

Preventing a Big Bang: Excess Weapons Plutonium Immobilization

Book Chapter

By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

May / June 1999

Russia's Nukes --Canning Plutonium: Faster and Cheaper

Journal Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, issue 3, volume 55

By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

 

 

September 1998

Immobilization of Excess Weapon Plutonium: A Better Alternative to Glass

Journal Article, Science & Global Security, volume 7

By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Both Russia and the United States are faced with decisions on how to dispose of plutonium and highly enriched uranium recovered from dismantled warheads, and from various nuclear weapons facilities. In the U.S., the Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that 50 or more metric tonnes (MT) of weapons plutonium and hundreds of metric tonnes of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) will be considered "excess." Disposition of these materials is essential for national and international security reasons.

 

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