Amarillo, TX: Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing of DRAFT Conceptual Design Report. Spiral bound. , ii, , , 121,  pages. Illustrations (including fold-outs). Cover has slight wear and soiling. This was prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Amarillo Area Office, Amarillo, Texas. Mason & Hanger, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is dedicated to providing architectural and engineering services, specializing in the worldwide design of secure, mission-driven facilities, serving the United States Government for nearly two centuries. Title page contains a statement that this document contains commercial information and that the restrictions do not apply to any data or information in this report which is not commercial information or to information generally available to the public on an unrestricted basis. Since Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc. is no longer the Management and Operating Contractor for the Pantex Plant it has been deemed that there is no residual commercial information residing in a draft document over twenty years old.
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Amarillo, TX: Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc. [Presumed, not specifically identified], 1993. Revision 1.0. Spiral bound. 36 pages. Illustrations (Cover has color) Cover has slight wear and soiling. This was presumably prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Amarillo Area Office, Amarillo, Texas. by Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc. This consists of a cover sheet and fifteen drawings (printed on one side only) documenting the process flow.
Amarillo, TX: Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Company, Pantex Plant, 1994. Revision. 0. Loose pages held together with a binder clip. Unpaginated (approximately 40 pages). Includes a Performance Based Training (PBT) Process graphic. The purpose of the Pit Reuse Project was develop and demonstrate the capability to modify and upgrade certain pits removed from nuclear weapons dismantlement processes into a viable configuration for enhanced safety in future weapon systems. Modifications involved welding shells of fire resistant materials around the pit, modifying the pit tube, and purging and backfilling the pit. This work required substantial basic and specialized training and qualification for Pantex technicians. This document details the expectations for the training of Reuse Technicians. 35 general training courses are listed, followed by 30 listed specific courses (such as Reuse Facility Safety). The Reuse Technicians were expected to utilize the based knowledge in their daily tasks. In addition the technicians were expected to receive Performance Based Training on the workstation and its systems. The PBT addresses the analysis phase, design phase, development phase, and an implementation phase. Thirteen areas for initial qualification/certification are listed. It is rare for such, in part, step-by-step documents as this to reach the marketplace.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University, Center for International Security and Arms Control, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 22,  pages. Footnotes. Tables. Figures. Michael M. May is a professor emeritus in the Stanford School of Engineering and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute. He is the former co-director of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, having served seven years in that capacity through January 2000. May is a director emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked from 1952 to 1988, with brief periods away. He held a variety of research positions, serving as director of the Laboratory from 1965 to 1971. May was a technical adviser to the Threshold Test Ban Treaty negotiating team; a member of the U.S. delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; and has been a member of the Defense Science Board, the General Advisory Committee to the AEC, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, and the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academy of Sciences.
Zheleznogorsk [Krasnoyarsk]: Bear Company. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 191,  pages. Text in English and Russian. Illustrated cover. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (most in color). Sections include: the Town not shown on the map, the Mining Chemistry plant, in the depths of Siberia Mines, The Space Research Enterprise of Applied Mechanics, Gelestial Mechanics [typo, should be Celestial], Industrial Construction Joint-Stock Company "Sibkhimstroy", and The People Built the Town. Vladimir Timofeyevich Medvedev (born 22 August 1937) is a retired Soviet KGB general and bodyguard who was responsible for personal security of Soviet leaders including Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev. During the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, Yuri Plekhanov personally discharged Medvedev from Gorbachev's security. Medvedev obeyed a direct order from his superior and left Gorbachev in Crimea, for which Gorbachev never forgave him. In March 1992 Medvedev retired from the KGB.
Philadelphia, PA. W.B. Saunders Company, 1995. Second Edition, Stated. Hardcover. xii, 430,  pages. Illustrations. References. Some scuffing on the rear board. Topics covered include Basic Radiation Physics, Chemistry, and Biology; Sources of Radiation Exposure; Effects on Genetic Material; Cancer Induction and Dose-Response Models; Carcinogenesis of Specific Organ Sites; Direct Effects of Radiation; Effects of Radiation in Combination with Other Agents; Radiation Exposure in Utero; Uranium and Plutonium; Probability of Causation in an Individual; Perception and Acceptance of Risk; and Hormesis. Also includes a glossary, radiation source term tables, conversion tables, and an index.
Oak Ridge, TN: United States Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Technical Information, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. , 47,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This is one of the Understanding the Atom series. There are 51 booklets in the "Understanding the Atom Series" series published by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. The booklets can be grouped into the categories of physics, chemistry, biology, nuclear reactors, the environment, and general interest. Nine of the booklets were available in French and 15 were available in Spanish. The theory of breeder reactors in relationship to a discussion of fission is presented. Different kinds of reactors are characterized by the cooling fluids used, such as liquid metal, gas, and molten salt. The historical development of breeder reactors includes specific examples of reactors. The location and a brief description of various reactors and programs in the United States and foreign countries indicates a large expansion of such facilities in the near future. Lists of relevant reading topics and of motion pictures are included.
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: Oxford University Press, 2012. First Paperback Edition, First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xiii, , 319,  pages. Cover has minor soiling. Preface, Notes, References, Index. 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 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.
Las Vegas, NV: National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office, Office of Public Affairs, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Single sheet, printed on both sides. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Illustrations and text on both sides. The Nevada Test Site was the primary testing location of American nuclear devices from 1951 to 1992; 928 announced nuclear tests occurred there. Of those, 828 were underground. (Sixty-two of the underground tests included multiple, simultaneous nuclear detonations, adding 93 detonations and bringing the total number of NTS nuclear detonations to 1,021, of which 921 were underground.) The site is covered with subsidence craters from the testing. The NTS was the United States' primary location for tests smaller than 1 Mt (4.2 PJ). 126 tests were conducted elsewhere, including most larger tests. Many of these occurred at the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands. The last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site was "Little Feller I" of Operation Sunbeam, on July 17, 1962.