Nonproliferation and Control: Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy

Delcoigne, Georges C.; Rubinstein, G.
February 1971
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Feb1971, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p5
The article focuses on the multitude of political and technical problems of converting atomic energy from peaceful to military uses. One major control objective set forth by the Nonproliferation Treaty is to determine that fissile materials subject to the treaty will be used exclusively for peaceful applications of atomic energy. Control measures applied in this way should prevent diversions of fissile materials for the benefit of military applications and the implementation of the treaty raises technical, political and legal problems. The strategic value of nuclear materials is also a particular source of concern to the organizations responsible for guaranteeing that these materials are not diverted to military uses.


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