Friday, May 28, 2010

How Advances In Technology Will Make Nuclear Proliferation Harder To Control

Iranian atomic energy chief Gholamreza Aghazadeh is seen at the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, 350 km (217 miles) south of Tehran, April 8, 2008. Photo from San Francisco Sentinel

Will Secret Technology Help Rogue Nations Get Nuclear Weapons? -- Christian Science Monitor

New technology uses lasers to enrich uranium for nuclear power. Critics say it's approval would hamper nuclear weapons nonproliferation goals.

Inside a nondescript warehouse outside Wilmington, N.C., a secret technology that uses powerful lasers to enrich uranium is advancing toward commercialization. It would be a breakthrough that would cut by half the cost of making reactor fuel for nuclear power plants.

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My Comment: Pandora's box is open, and because it is "open" one can only assume that advances in technology will (with time) make nuclear enrichment easier and cheaper to do. Countries like the U.S. may try their best to keep these technologies secret, but we all know that with time these technologies always become publicly known .... and yes .... countries that are actively involved in developing a nuclear program will .... with time .... adopt these technologies for their own nuclear programs.

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