International Trade of Plutonium

A Joint Economic Committee will began hearings about the international trade of plutonium, a key element of nuclear weapons. Witnesses… read more

A Joint Economic Committee will began hearings about the international trade of plutonium, a key element of nuclear weapons. Witnesses at this hearing discussed the basis of current U.S. policy to discourage civilian plutonium use and to talk about what the steps the administration might take to strengthen that policy. The committee examines the environmental, economic and safety risks associated with the emerging international commerce in plutonium. Great Britain, France and Japan are currently creating enough plutonium to build more than ten-thousand weapons in the next decade the panel will explore whether terrorist groups may find it easier to acquire plutonium. close

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  • David Albright Senior Staff Scientist Federation of American Scientists
  • Brian Chow Senior Scientist RAND Corporation->Physics
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International Trade of Plutonium

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Program ID:
57571-1
Category:
Joint Committee
Format:
Joint Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 6, 1994
Last Aired:
Jun 11, 1994

Airing Details

  • Jun 06, 1994 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 06, 1994 | 11:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 07, 1994 | 4:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 11, 1994 | 10:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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