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Sulgiye Park

  • CISAC Affiliate

Biography

Sulgiye Park is a research scientist at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. Her research interests include 1) U.S. nuclear waste management and 2) utilizing geological resources to better understand North Korea’s nuclear weapons production capacity. In the former, she examines the key elements of the U.S. legal and regulatory framework on nuclear waste and how advanced nuclear reactors affect waste management. For the latter, she uses geological maps and geochemical literature to investigate how many nuclear weapons North Korea can build using indigenous resources. Other ongoing projects include understanding the U.S. strategic narratives around rare-earth elements, cooperation with China on resource management, and using open-source intelligence to analyze North Korea’s nuclear fuel cycle. While pursuing her fellowship, Sulgiye was an accelerator for Stanley Peace Foundation.

publications

Journal Articles
December 2022

Critical metal resources in Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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In The News

1962 Sedan nuclear test Crater seen from above
Commentary

Environmental impacts of underground nuclear weapons testing

Since Trinity—the first atomic bomb test on the morning of July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico—the nuclear-armed states have conducted 2,056 nuclear tests (Kimball 2023)
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