Fall 2009

On the Global Nuclear Future, Vol. 1

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In the future there will be more nuclear technology spread across more nations than ever before. Will the growth of nuclear power lead to increased risks of nuclear weapons proliferation and nuclear terrorism? Will the nonproliferation regime be adequate to ensure safety and security in a world more widely and heavily invested in nuclear power? Authors from Belgium, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and the United States explore these questions in a special two-volume issue of Dædalus.

See also On the Global Nuclear Future, Vol. 2 (Winter 2010).

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The dry-cask storage hall of the Zwilag radioactive waste interim storage facility in Würenlingen, Switzerland. The hall—which is sixty-eight meters long and forty-one meters wide—is used to store vitrified high-level waste and spent-fuel elements from Swiss nuclear power and reprocessing plants. At full capacity, the hall can store around two hundred standing casks. © by Zwilag Zwischenlager Würenlingen AG.
Dry-cask storage hall for radioactive waste, Switzerland
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The dry-cask storage hall of the Zwilag radioactive waste interim storage facility in Würenlingen, Switzerland. The hall—which is sixty-eight meters long and forty-one meters wide—is used to store vitrified high-level waste and spent-fuel elements from Swiss nuclear power and reprocessing plants. At full capacity, the hall can store around two hundred standing casks. © by Zwilag Zwischenlager Würenlingen AG.