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The Hazard from Plutonium Dispersal by Nuclear-warhead Accidents

dc.contributor.authorFetter, Steve
dc.contributor.authorFrank, von Hippel
dc.identifier.citationSteve Fetter and Frank von Hippel, "The Hazard from Plutonium Dispersal by Nuclear-warhead Accidents," Science and Global Security, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1990), pp. 21–41en
dc.description.abstractNuclear weapons are carefully designed to have an extremely low probability of exploding accidentally with an appreciable yield—even if they are involved in a high-speed crash, struck by a bullet or consumed in a fire. The principal concern when nuclear warheads are involved in such accidents is the possible dispersal of plutonium into the environment. In particular, an explosion could disperse a significant fraction of the plutonium in a warhead as particles of respirable size.en
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.subjectnuclear weaponsen
dc.subjectinsensitive high explosiveen
dc.subjectplutonium aerosolsen
dc.titleThe Hazard from Plutonium Dispersal by Nuclear-warhead Accidentsen
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dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_us
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