Categories: Proliferation, Energy, Policy
|Topic:||Protecting Nuclear Weapons Material in Russia|
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Office of International Affairs
Office of Central Europe and Eurasia
Committee on Upgrading Russian Capabilities for Controlling
Highly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium
Friday, May 28, 1999 -- 10:00 a.m.
370 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Protecting Nuclear Weapons Material in Russia
Plutonium and highly enriched uranium are located in many types of facilities in Russia. The U.S. Department of Energy supports a cooperative program with Russian organizations to upgrade the protection, control, and accountability of these materials to help ensure that they will not fall into the hands of other states or dissident groups. This new report, Protecting Nuclear Weapons Material in Russia, is an update of a 1997 Research Council review of the program. It examines the progress in improving security measures in Russia.
This briefing was for Members of Congress and/or congressional staff. The report was publicly released on May 18, 1999.