World Nuke Spending to Top $1 Trillion Per Decade
June 2011 | Link to original articleHaving contributed to the two definitive studies of U.S. nuclear weapons spending (Brooking's Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 and Carnegie Endowment's Nuclear Security Spending: Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities) which found that the United States incurred a cost of nearly $6 trillion on its nuclear weapons program from 1940-1996, I cast my net wider to capture the entire world's spending on nukes. The result: a massive amount of money will go down the drain over the next decade.
The 8.5 nuclear weapons countries (North Korea is half-way there) are passing a new milestone this year by collectively spending approximately one hundred billion dollars on their nuclear programs. That tidy sum represents about 9 percent of their total annual military spending.
NPSGlobal Foundation, 13 Dic 2013.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that preliminary talks on negotiations to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon broke up to allow all sides to carry out consultations but one report said Tehran walked out to protest a move by Washington to expand a sanctions blacklist.
NPSGlobal Foundation, 12 Dec 2013.
The effort to dispose of Syrian chemical weapons is facing delays and an array of challenges related to the transport and the method of eliminating the chemical agents of the weapons, news reports have said.
NPSGlobal Foundation, 10 Dec 2013.
Iran Monday reported that it has used laser technology to improve the targeting accuracy of missiles with a regional reach, the Associated Press reported.
By Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan, Washington Post, 29 Sept 2013.
A car bomb tore through a centuries-old market in Peshawar on Sunday, killing at least 41 people in the third major attack on the Pakistani city in a week.
NPSGlobal Foundation, 9 Dec 2013
More than 30 months after an earthquake and a tsunami damaged Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant a team of exports has reported that enormous resources and innovative technologies will have to be employed to overcome the complex issues still to be resolved in decommissioning the facility.
Reuters, 3 Sep 2013.
Canadian uranium exploration company Fission Uranium Corp (FCU.V) said on Tuesday that it agreed to buy Alpha Minerals Inc (AMW.V) in a deal worth about C$185 million ($176 million) in stock, giving Fission full control of a promising uranium deposit.
By Godfrey Marawanyika & Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg, 10 Aug 2013.
Zimbabwe hasn’t signed an agreement allowing uranium exports to Iran, Deputy Mining Minister Gift Chimanikire said, after a media report the country entered into a deal to export the material used to build nuclear weapons.
World Nuclear News, 20 Aug 2013.
The cooling of the reactor cores damaged in March 2011 still requires a constant flow of water, which circulates through the power plant basements. The water becomes radioactive after contact with the cores and is pumped to a storage and treatment facility before recirculation for cooling.
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