Nuclear Energy pp 265-269 | Cite as

The Homemade Bomb Issue

  • Bernard I. Spinrad
  • E. L. Zebroski


If a terrorist gang or an equivalent group of malevolent psychopaths could get hold of, say, ten kilos of reactor-grade plutonium, could they mount a credible threat to society in the form of a hidden nuclear bomb?


Power Reactor Nuclear Weapon Credible Threat Nuclear Bomb Nuclear Weapon State 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard I. Spinrad
    • 1
  • E. L. Zebroski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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