nuclear fission

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a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy


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Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed] to prevent any [Member] from taking any action which it considers necessary for the protection of its essential security interestsrelating to fissionable materials or the materials from which they are derived; relating to the traffic in arms, ammunition and implements of war and to such traffic in other goods and materials as is carried on directly or indirectly for the purposes of supplying a military establishment; taken in time of war or other emergency in international relations.
We quote Foster on this point: "Neither uranium enrichment nor the stockpiling of fissionable material in connection with a peaceful program would violate Article II so long as these activities were safeguarded under Article III.
Whoever doesn't want fissionable material and nuclear bombs doesn't insist on enrichment.
At the time of such an accident the pump sprays boric acid water into the vessel and eliminates contamination of the fissionable material.
Khan remains a hero to many of his compatriots, even though the technology that has allowed Pakistan to produce the fissionable material needed for a bomb was stolen rather than developed.
Gore's other argument against nuclear power--the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation--acknowledges that reactor-grade fissionable material cannot be used to make bombs; it must be further enriched.
Furthermore, accounting for and controlling all the world's fissionable material is a near impossibility due to the lack of accurate knowledge of its whereabouts.
Not knowing exactly what that entailed, I agreed, and was schooled in the ritual of distributing the Eucharist by an unsmiling woman from the diocese, with all the compassion and pastoral skills of a Marine drill sergeant, who talked about the Eucharist as if it were fissionable material, which, if mishandled, would signal the utter and immediate destruction of the Catholic Church.
Who can doubt that, if the entire body of the world's scientists and engineers had adequate amounts of fissionable material with which to test and develop their ideas, this capability would rapidly be transformed into universal, efficient and economic usage?
It's never been clear how much fissionable material the country has produced.
In the absence of adherence by nuclear weapon states--including India, Pakistan and China--to a verified treaty stopping the production of fissionable material for weapons, there is a risk that the new US--India agreement may lead to further stocking of nuclear weapons by the three states.
Examples might include fissionable material, human remains, or vaccines.
Examples of such items include fissionable material, human remains, and vaccines.
Terrorists are not going to wait until the last gram of fissionable material is secured.