Connections between civil and military nuclear programs

GENERAL INFORMATION

Detailed 2015 paper: The myth of the peaceful atom – debunking the misinformation peddled by the nuclear industry and its supporters

Nuclear power and weapons – explaining the connections

Nuclear power and weapons proliferation – detailed 2010 briefing paper (PDF).

A global picture of industrial interdependencies between civil and military nuclear infrastructures ‒ Andy Stirling and Phil Johnstone

Steven E. Miller & Scott D. Sagan, Nuclear power without nuclear proliferation?, Daedalus, 2009.

Victor Gilinsky, A call to resist the nuclear revival, 27 January 2009, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas

NUCLEAR INSIDERS AND LOBBYISTS ACKNOWLEDGE POWER / WEAPONS CONNECTION

2017 – nuclear industry body and lobbyists acknowledge power/weapons connections

2018 – Nuclear lobbyist Michael Shellenberger learns to love the bomb

COUNTRY CASE STUDIES

Case Studies: Civil Nuclear Programs and Weapons Proliferation. The case studies cover these 21 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, North Korea, Pakistan, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, and Yugoslavia.

UK – use of power reactors to produce plutonum for weapons (Dr David Lowry)

Nuclear Threat Initiative: www.nti.org/e_research/profiles/

Institute for Science and International Security, “Nuclear Weapons Programs Worldwide: An Historical Overview

Nuclear Weapon Archive, “Nuclear Weapon Nations and Arsenals”, nuclearweaponarchive.org/Nwfaq/Nfaq7.html

GlobalSecurity.org www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/index.html

Otfried Nassauer, December 2005, “Nuclear Energy and Proliferation”, Nuclear Issues Paper No. 4 or direct download.

AUSTRALIA

The push for nuclear weapons in Australia 1950s-1970s

Lucas Heights (Australia) and nuclear weapons

‘GENERATION 4’ REACTORS AND WEAPONS PROLIFERATION

Nuclear weapons and ‘Generation 4’ reactors

Thorium and WMD proliferation risks

Response to Barry Brook / Corey Bradshaw’s 2014 ‘open letter to environmentalists’

Molten Salt Reactors: the military applications behind the energy promises (interesting and revealing article by the by Head of Projects at Framatome (France))

RESEARCH REACTORS

Research reactors and weapons proliferation (online or PDF)

PLUTONIUM GRADES

Plutonium grades and nuclear weapons – can ‘reactor grade’ plutonium be used in weapons?

OTHER PAPERS, ARTICLES ETC.

Articles by Victor Gilinsky – physicist and former US Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner

Quotable quotes about safeguards and proliferation

PR spin and the power/weapons symbiosis

Military and terrorist attacks on nuclear plants

‘Pro-nuclear environmentalists’ in denial about power/weapons connections’, Nuclear Monitor #858, March 2018.

MORE INFORMATION

The links page has a section on power/weapons connections. (most or all of the papers listed there are also listed on this webpage). The links page also has a safeguards section.