The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament

  • Thomas E. Baca
  • Tadeusz Florkowski

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASDT, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Environmental Issues Associated with Nuclear Disarmament

  3. Preventing Proliferation of Nuclear Materials

    1. W. Lutze, W. L. Gong, R. C. Ewing
      Pages 65-74
    2. N. P. Laverov, V. I. Velichkin, V. A. Petrov, B. I. Omelianenko, A. A. Pek
      Pages 75-83
    3. V. Brandel, N. Dacheux, M. Genet, E. Pichot, A. C. Thomas
      Pages 85-92
    4. J. De Pablo, I. Casas, M. Rovira
      Pages 93-102
  4. Nuclear Facility Decontamination and Decommissioning

    1. V. S. Tsyplenkov, M. Laraia, D. Stritzke
      Pages 103-112
    2. M. Krymsky, V. Polivko, S. Polskikh, B. Frolov, G. Khacheresov, A. Shamashov
      Pages 113-117
    3. C. K. Rofer, D. A. Martinez, V. L. Trujillo
      Pages 131-136
  5. Applying Nuclear Weapons Expertise to Civilian Use

    1. A. G. Chmielewski, Z. Zimek
      Pages 139-148
    2. A. V. Nikitin, V. K. Ulasevich
      Pages 149-151
    3. V. I. Plotnikov, D. K. Daukeev, Z. V. Medvedeva, I. V. Khromushin
      Pages 165-174
  6. Treatment of Nuclear Waste and Remediation of Contaminated Sites

  7. Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal

    1. V. Alexandrov, I. Zavyalova, N. Sudareva
      Pages 245-249
    2. I. A. Sobolev, S. A. Dmitriev, M. I. Ojovan
      Pages 251-257
    3. J. Quiñones, J. A. Serrano, P. Diaz-Arocas, J. L. Rodriguez-Almazan, A. Martinez-Esparza, J. A. Esteban
      Pages 287-298
  8. Long-Term Surveillance of Monitoring of Nuclear Materials

    1. L. Koblinger, E. Koblinger-Bokori, P. Szerbin, Á. Ugron
      Pages 299-307
    2. Y. S. Cherepnin, A. P. Vasiliyev
      Pages 309-311
    3. G. Geipel, G. Bernhard, M. Rutsch, V. Brendler, H. Nitsche
      Pages 323-332
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 333-354

About this book


The end of the Cold War marked the beginning of a new era of facing the legacy of the arms race. The enormous challenge confronting us now is to strengthen the fragile nature of the new political balance. The beginning of this new historical period is characterized by mistrust, and the best way to ease these tensions is through international collaborations. Moreover, the intimate nature of close, non-invasive, collaborative work on environmental problems can help establish a secure foundation of mutual understanding and trust. Environmental projects are non-threatening to national security issues and may involve collaborations throughout the international weapons complex. Personal and individual scientific relationships quite often spearhead agreements at the government-to-government level. Environmental and nonproliferation issues are of great importance to the citizens of Russia, to the states of the Former Soviet Union, and to neighboring countries. The activities associated with decontamination and decommissioning of old facilities, environmental restoration, security enhancements, monitoring and surveillance, and risk reduction should provide a significant employment potential for scientists and engineers of the weapons complex of the Former Soviet Union.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas E. Baca
    • 1
  • Tadeusz Florkowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Physics and Nuclear Techniques Institute of Nuclear PhysicsAcademy of Mining and MetallurgyCracowPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6203-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4104-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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