The risk of nuclear sabotage or theft of America’s nuclear weapons material is rising due to declining political stability and increased partisan rancor under the Trump administration, according to a new report by a respected scientific policy and advocacy group. The report from the nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington specifically cites the administration’s failure […]
Category: Nuclear Waste
In this series, we examine the faltering global effort to control dangerous nuclear explosives and shine a light on the gravest risks. Our stories have revealed problems with a U.S. and Russia plan to destroy excess Cold War-era plutonium, explained a controversy over Japan’s continuing construction of the world’s largest plutonium factory, analyzed the reasons for South Africa’s refusal to relinquish its apartheid-era nuclear explosives, and revealed connections between three alarming, Russia-related nuclear smuggling incidents.