Accession Number:

ADA028855

Title:

Nuclear Theft: Real and Imagined Dangers

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

This report examines the possibility of theft of fissionable material from the U.S. nuclear power industry by non-governmental individuals or groups. The study investigates the availability of fissionable material, vulnerable portions of the nuclear fuel cycles, weapon construction, and the regulations regarding the protection of fissionable material. The study uses a morphological approach to evaluate the capability of potential thieves by group size and classification. Possible motivations for committing nuclear theft are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE