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The Internet and the Bomb:
A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons


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CHAPTER SIX: NUCLEAR WEAPONS ISSUES
Nuclear Weapons Production and Dismantlement

Sandia/California Dismantlement and Disposition Homepage
http://www.ca.sandia.gov/Research/dismantle.html


Materials Production and Disposition

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/inmm/
On-Line Archive (OLA) of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Proceedings are fully searchable.

Plutonium Working Group Reports (EH, DOE)
http://bigbert.tis.eh.doe.gov/docs/plutonium.html

Nuclear Material Management and Control R&D (Sandia)
http://www.ca.sandia.gov/NMM/nmm.html



QUICK GUIDES TABLE 19
DOE Fact Sheets on Fissile Materials

Accounting of weapons-usable fissile material (DOE Notice)
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/anno24.htm

What Are Fissile Materials?
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/fis026.htm

Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Obtained From the Republic of Kazakhstan Environmental Assessment
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/fis021.htm

Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU)
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/fis003.htm

Excess Fissile Materials
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/fis014.htm



Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium (National Academy of Sciences)
March 1994 report online in four files at http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/ pub3a.htm (and ...pub3b.htm , ...pub3c.htm , and ...pub3d.htm ).

Dismantling the Bomb and Managing the Nuclear Materials (Office of Technology Assessment)
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/pub2a.htm
Report brief of September 1993 study.

Limiting the Spread of Weapons-Usable Fissile Materials (Rand Corporation)
http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/doe/fsl/pub/text/any/pub1a.htm
Executive Summary of June 1992 report.


Environmental Impact and Cleanup

The Departments of Defense and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency each have extensive environmental related Internet sites. DOD Environmental Resources are cataloged through DTIC at http://www.dtic.mil/envirodod/dodenvir.html.

Environmental Technology Update - Summary of Congressional Actions
http://www.gnet.org/gnet/gov/usgov/whitehouse/etupdate.htm


EPA Resources

Federal Register Environmental Subset
http://www.epa.gov/docs/fedrgstr/
Useful searchable database of Federal Register notices pertaining to the environment.

Envirofacts Database (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/ef_query.html
Searchable relational database integrating data extracted from five major EPA programs.

Enviro$en$e (EPA/DOE)
http://es.inel.gov/
Joint EPA/DOE server with documents and a wide variety of links to reports and newsletters. The homepage can be searched at http://es.inel.gov/cgi-bin/search.pl?alldb=on.


DOE Environmental Resources

Department of Energy's NEPA Web Site
http://www.eh.doe.gov/nepa/
http://tis-nt.eh.doe.gov/nepa/text.htm
Announcements, analysis and links, as well as a fully searchable database of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments (see also Appendix B).

FUSRAP World Wide Web Site
http://www.fusrap.doe.gov/
The information resource by the DOE Former United States Sites Environmental Restoration Project.

DOE Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (EPIC)
http://epic.er.doe.gov/epic.htm


Nuclear Contamination

The once aggressive nuclear weapons effects research program, to determine the effects of nuclear weapons and the "hardness" of U.S. nuclear weapons and communications systems in a nuclear war, has now been mostly supplanted by various research efforts relating to bioeffects of nuclear materials. Still, the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute and the Defense Special Weapons Agency continue to specialize in nuclear war-related work.

Argonne National Laboratory: Center for Mechanistic Biology and Biotechnology
http://www.anl.gov/CMB/cmb_welcome.html

Brookhaven National Lab: Biology Department
http://bnlstb.bio.bnl.gov:8000/

DOE Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR)
http://cedr.lbl.gov/CEDRhomepage.html

National Radiobiology Archives
http://www.pnl.gov/health/nra/index.html


Academic Radiation-Related Clearinghouses

Emory University MedWeb: Radiation
http://www.gen.emory.edu/medweb/medweb.radiation.html

Nuclear Biological and Chemical Medical (NBC-Med) Defense Web Page
http://www.nbc-med.org/

Radiation and Health Physics Homepage (University of Michigan)
http://www.sph.umich.edu/group/eih/UMSCHPS/
Extensive collection of radiation and health physics information and links.


Nuclear Waste

Nuclear Waste Management Program Information Center
http://www.sandia.gov/library/nwmp.html

Center for Nuclear and Toxic Waste Management (UC Berkeley)
http://cnwm.berkeley.edu/cnwm/cnwm.html

DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
http://www.wipp.carlsbad.nm.us

Yucca Mountain Project
http://www.ymp.gov
Homepage of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterisation Project, the government's underground high level waste repository.


Stockpile Stewardship and Future Programs

Sandia Stockpile Stewardship Program
http://www.ca.sandia.gov/Research/stock_stew.html

The Clinton Administration and Nuclear Stockpile Stewardship: Erosion by Design, October 1996
http://www.house.gov/nsc/doerpt.pdf
House National Security Committee Chairman Floyd Spence's report.

Through the science-based Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program, we will ensure the continued safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, UCRL-MI-121423- DNT-1-REV-1, 1 February 1996
Livermore Laboratory report online via the Library of the Future at http://www.llnl.gov/tid/lof.

National Ignition Facility Homepage (Livermore)
http://lasers.llnl.gov/lasers/nif.html
http://www-phys.llnl.gov/X_Div/nif.html

The National Ignition Facility and the Issue of Nonproliferation, 1995
http://www2.dp.doe.gov/www.nn.doe.gov/nn/publcat.html
http://www.doe.gov/html/doe/whatsnew/nif/front.html
http://www-lasers.llnl.gov/lasers/nif/nonprolif.html
Texts of the 23 August 1995 draft and 19 December 1995 final DOE study examining whether NIF would effect international nonproliferation efforts.


The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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