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Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. vii, , 29,  pages. Tables. References. Copy of two-page transmittal letter and distribution list laid in. Dr. Leisure rose to become the Principal Associate Director for Operations and Business of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and was also tasked to serve as interim Executive Director for a time in addition to his PADOPS responsibilities. Analytical chemistry is one of several capabilities necessary for executing the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This report is organized in a tabular format to quickly summarize the analytical chemistry requirements necessary to meet the manufacturing mission at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Oxford University Press, 2010. First Edition, First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 319,  pages. Notes. References. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. John E. Mueller (born June 21, 1937) is an American political scientist in the field of international relations. He is recognized for his ideas concerning "the banality of ethnic war" and the theory that major world conflicts are quickly becoming obsolete. Mueller's 2004 book, The Remnants of War, was awarded Georgetown University's Lepgold Prize as that year's best book on international relations. Mueller's 2010 book Atomic Obsession presents the case that nuclear weapons have had little historical significance, that their destructive power is hysterically exaggerated, that nuclear proliferation has been slower and more limited than mainstream predictions, and that such weapons are practically useless and are a waste of money, time, and talent. Mueller's book War, Presidents and Public Opinion (New York: Wiley, originally published in 1973) was awarded the first Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut in 2007, for being "a trailblazing book in public opinion research, in political science, and in the use of the Roper Center’s data." This book featured the first definition of what is known as the Rally Round the Flag Syndrome.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 380 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Publisher's ephemera laid in. Richard A. Muller (born January 6, 1944) is an American physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Includes sections on Terrorist Nukes, Plutonium Bombs, Radioactivity, Nuclear Weapons, Neutron Bombs, Proliferation, Breeder Reactors, Laser Fusion, Spy Satellites and other military technology. Muller joined the JASON advisory group, which brings together prominent scientists as consultants for the Department of Defense. He was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 1982. He also received the Alan T. Waterman Award in 1978 from the National Science Foundation "for highly original and innovative research which has led to important discoveries and inventions in diverse areas of physics, including astrophysics, radioisotope dating, and optics". His "Physics for Future Presidents" series of lectures has been published in book form.
NAS, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Pages stapled in upper left corner. 23 pages. Pages 20-23 precede pages 1-19. Illustrations. Some yellow highlighting on page 21. Ink not on page 2. This document is identified as NAS 6/1/93. This material represents a work in progress on process screens for the operations to be conducted in the Reuse Workstation Bay. The title on page 20, the first page as reorganized, is Workstation Menu Structure. The menu screen is a navigation screen. The main menu is a navigation menu that allows the operator to enter screens which automate the process flow. It provides entries into approximately 34 sequential process screens which follow the Baseline process flow. The minimum number of entries into the process is three. These correspond to the three times that a pit would be brought into the Reuse Workstation Bay. The Main Menu also has a continuation screed which provides access to additional functions. It is assumed that screens are only brought up to follow the pit reuse process.
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. x, , 275 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Footnotes. Paperclip marks on a few pages. On January 24, 1994, the National Academy of Sciences released a major policy report recommending a comprehensive approach to the handling of the large stocks of weapons plutonium no longer needed with the end of the Cold War. The study, entitled "Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium," presents detailed recommendations on a reciprocal U.S.-Russian plutonium regime, which would include: declarations on total inventories of weapons and fissile materials, monitored dismantlement of weapons, safeguarded interim storage of materials, and long-term disposal of excess plutonium either by vitrification into large logs with high-level waste or by use as fuel in existing reactors without future reprocessing.
Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. ix, , 31,  pages. Within the next decade, many thousands of U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons are slated to be retired as a result of nuclear arms reduction treaties and unilateral pledges. A hundred tons or more of plutonium and tons of highly enriched uranium will no longer be needed. The management and disposition of these fissile materials, the essential ingredients of nuclear weapons, pose urgent challenges for international security. This is the Executive Summary of the report which offers recommendations for all phases of the problem, from dismantlement of excess warheads, through intermediate storage of the fissile materials they contain, to ultimate disposition of the plutonium.
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xi, , 418,  pages. Wraps, Footnotes References. Boxes. Tables. Institutional stamp and ink notation on verso (page ii). Within the next decade, many thousands of U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons are slated to be retired as a result of nuclear arms reduction treaties and unilateral pledges. Hundreds of tons of plutonium and highly enriched uranium will no longer be needed for weapons purposes and will pose urgent challenges to international security. This is the supporting volume to a study by the Committee on International Security and Arms Control which dealt with all phases of the management and disposition of these materials. This technical study concentrates on the option for the disposition of plutonium, looking in detail at the different types of reactors in which weapons plutonium could be burned and at the vitrification of plutonium, and comparing them using economic, security and environmental criteria.
New York: National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, 1975. November 1975 reprint. Pamphlet. , 29 pages. Wraps. Foreword by Margaret Mead and Rene Dubos. Illustrations. Footnotes. The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, usually identified as the National Council of Churches (NCC), is the largest ecumenical body in the United States. NCC is an ecumenical partnership of 38 Christian faith groups in the United States. Its member communions include Mainline Protestant, Orthodox, African American, Evangelical, Josephite and historic peace churches. Together, they encompass more than 100,000 local congregations and 40 million adherents. It began as the Federal Council of Churches in 1908, and expanded through merger with several other ecumenical organizations to become the National Council of Churches in 1950.
Bethesda, MD: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 1994. Sixth reprinting. Trade paperback. vi, 213,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. References. Index. The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) seeks to formulate and widely disseminate information, guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurements. The Council is always on the alert for areas in which the development and publication of NCRP materials can make an important contribution to the public interest. The Council’s mission also encompasses the responsibility to facilitate and stimulate cooperation among organizations concerned with the scientific and related aspects of radiation protection and measurements. NCRP has been active in the areas of radiation protection and measurements since its inception as “The Advisory Committee on X-Ray and Radium Protection” in 1929. It was originally established to represent all of the national radiological organizations in the United States on a collective, scientific basis and to serve as the U. S. national analog of the International X-Ray and Radium Protection Committee which was created in July 1928 under the auspices of the Second International Congress of Radiology and evolved into the International Commission on Radiological Protection.
Washington DC: National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations, 2018. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Spiral bound. 58 pages. Illustrations (color). Map. Acronyms. Clear plastic sheets at front and back covers. This 2018 Master Asset Plan (MAP) lays out the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) infrastructure vision and highlights strategic investments being made to achieve it. It is an update to the first-ever 2017 MAP which described how NNSA's infrastructure supports it's unique mission requirements and the gaps and mission risks inherent in that infrastructure.
Washington DC: Nuclear Energy Institute, 1997. Xerox-type of agenda and presentation vugraphs. Binderclipped loose pages. Unpaginated, approximately 150 pages. Very scarce surviving meeting materials. Some pages of inferior copy quality but are quite readable. This meeting was held near the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and was foundational to the U.S. MOX decisions. This package of materials includes a copy of the agenda and copies of each presentation listed on the agenda. These are: Site Infrastructure & Building Feasibility Review for a MOX Fabrication Facility by Damian Peko, Office of Fissile Materials Disposition, U. S. Department of Energy; BNFL MOX Fabrication and Licensing Experience by Bryen Martin, BNFL; Belgonucleaire MOX Fabrication and Licensing Experience by Michel Debauche, Manager, MOX Plant Engineering, Belgonucleaire; COGEMA, Inc. MOX Fabrication and Licensing Experience, by Gerard Lebastard, Director, International Business, COGEMA, and Siemens Power Corp. MOX Fabrication and Licensing Experience by Carl A. Duckwitz, Consultant. Marvin Fertel, Vice President, Suppliers, International and Fuels, Nuclear Energy Institute welcomed the attendees at the start and summarized the discussion at the end (no vugraphs associated with his remarks).
Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Nuclear Energy Agency, 1997. Presumed First English Language Edition, First printing. Wraps. 160,  pages. Tables. Figures. References. List of Abbreviations, Units and Glossary of Terms. Title page has stamp from an institution and ink notations of date. Verso has ink notation of original cost. In early 1994, an group of experts was formed to examine, review, and to provide an account of technical options--currently available or under development--for management separated plutonium. The study shows the extent to which several relevant technologies are already in use on an industrial scale. Successful implementation of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) recycling programs, which were underway in a number of countries, would result in an equilibrium between plutonium production and consumption in OECD countries and would eventually reduce civil plutonium stocks. Surplus quantities would need to continue to be safely stored. Necessary technologies were commercially available, proven, safe, and could be safeguarded.
Parsons, 2018. Revision 2. Wraps. Various paginations (approximately 250 pages--some pages blank were UNCI information had been removed). Acronyms. Tables. Figures. Appendices. This had previously been marked as Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information but that marking has been lined out on every page it appeared. This was produced in support of Enterprise Construction Management Services. The National Nuclear Security Administration requires a sustained production capacity of no fewer than 80 pits per year (PPY) by 2030. NNSA is developing and installing capability at LANL in Plutonium Facility (PF)-4 to produced 30 ppy by 2026. DOE/NNSA tasked Parsons, under the Enterprise Construction Management Services contract to conduct this engineering assessment (EA) of a 50 ppy capability in support of Pre-Critical Decision (CD)-1 activities to support decision making and conceptual design of preferred alternatives for enduring pit production and related plutonium operations.
London: Paladin Granada Publishing. 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Mass market paperback. xvi, 272 pages. Tables. Appendices. Bibliography. Notes. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Ink marks on several pages noted. Corners creased on several pages. Inscribed on the first page by the author. The author noted that this work was for the Nuclear Control Institute. There is a Greenpeace stamp on the bottom edge. Walter C. Patterson (born November 4, 1936) is a UK-based Canadian physicist and widely-published writer and campaigner on energy. Trained as a nuclear physicist, Patterson has spent his life teaching, writing and campaigning. In 1984-5, Patterson acted as series advisor to the award-winning BBC drama series Edge of Darkness. Patterson has published fourteen books and hundreds of papers, articles and reviews, on nuclear power, energy policy, and electricity. Since 1991 Patterson has been a Fellow of what is now the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House in London. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, London.