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Dealing with enormous problems in the nuclear weapons complex

Charles A. Bowsher

Dealing with enormous problems in the nuclear weapons complex

statement of Charles A. Bowsher, Comptroller General of the United States, before the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives

by Charles A. Bowsher

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Energy,
  • Nuclear weapons plants -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Inventory control -- Environmental aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-RCED-89-6
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19 p. ;
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14901535M

    Why the future doesn’t need us. Our most powerful 21st-century technologies – robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotech – are threatening to make humans an endangered species. Notwithstanding the enormous efforts – unprecedented anywhere else in the world – to deal with the after-effects of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and despite the considerable financial, material and technical resources committed, a reliable system for ensuring the safety of people affected by radiation is still not in place.

    The anti-nuclear movement is a social movement that opposes various nuclear direct action groups, environmental movements, and professional organisations have identified themselves with the movement at the local, national, or international level. Major anti-nuclear groups include Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, International Physicians for. North Korea has again withdrawn from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and is pursuing actively a nuclear weapons program. In , the United States made a decision first to stimulate a U.N. Security Council resolution calling upon member states to work to resolve the crisis and then the United States took the initiative and engaged North.

    Two are categorized as weapons of mass destruction or the equivalent (BW and weather modification) and at least in its earlier years, ASAT involved nuclear weapons, either in the ASAT and possibly in its presumptive target. MIRVs, of course, concern nuclear-weapons delivery systems. These are therefore not typical conventional weapon Size: 31KB.   Schlosser's new book is a critical look at the history of our nuclear weapons systems and a terrifying account of the fires, explosions, false attack alerts and accidentally dropped bombs that.


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