Steve Packard at Depleted Cranium has published an excellent, well-researched post titled Why You Can’t Build a Bomb From Spent Fuel. It is getting high praise among people who understand the technical and political aspects of the topic being covered. Here are some sample reactions:
“In the context of this discussion, this is very useful. Good figures/diagrams too.”
Said on an email list targeting scientists and engineers while discussing the following premise – “New technologies don’t significantly reduce proliferation risk”.
“Steve, that is about the best and most complete explanation of this I have seen to date, and I have written a few of them myself. I am bookmarking this essay to have a place to refer people to every time this subject comes up.”
“Drbuzzo, truly excellent work. I may just delete the contents of my proliferation page and replace it with a link to this post.”