Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nuclear Security Summit: Scope of the problem

Nuclear Security Summit and Loose Nukes

The following are the thoughts of some nuclear proliferation experts regarding the scope of the problem to be addressed at the Nuclear Security Summit that begins tomorrow in Washington. The gathering of 45+ leaders from around the world marks the largest such meeting ever hosted by the United States.

What exactly is the problem at hand? The stockpile of 500 tons of plutonium and 1,600 tons of highly enriched uranium that exists around the world. This is enough to make more than 120,000 nuclear weapons...

Read the full story at the Homeland Security column at the Examiner by clicking here.

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