Nuclear Safety

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Dissolution of radioactive, cesium-rich microparticles released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in simulated lung fluid, pure-water, and seawater

October 2019

Click here to view article Abstract: To understand the chemical durability of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March...

Behavioral Economics and Nuclear Weapons

August 2019

Recent discoveries in psychology and neuroscience have improved our understanding of why our decision making processes fail to match standard social science assumptions about rationality.

What Really Went Wrong at WIPP: An Insider’s View of Two Accidents at the Only US Underground Nuclear Waste Repository

July 2019

Within a 10-day period in February 2014, two accidents happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico – the United States’ only underground repository for nuclear waste.

Anomalous behavior of nonequilibrium excitations in UO2

April 2019

Click here to view article Abstract: Ultrafast optical pump-probe studies of uranium dioxide (UO2) under pressure were performed in order to better understand the material's response to ionizing...

Mission Impossible? Socio-technical Integration of Nuclear Waste Geological Disposal Systems

November 2018

Abstract: We present a new perspective on geological disposal systems for nuclear waste.

Novel Method of Quantifying Radioactive Cesium-Rich Microparticles (CsMPs) in the Environment from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

June 2018

Highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) were released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP) to the surrounding environment at an early stage of the nuclear disaster...

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

A visit to Russia's secret nuclear labs

March 2017

In this essay, Siegfried Hecker describes a 1992 visit to nuclear facilities in the former Soviet Union.

Summary and Briefings from the Stanford-China Workshop on Reducing Risks of Nuclear Terrorism

January 2017

The Summary and Briefings from the Stanford-China Workshop on Reducing Risks of Nuclear Terrorism is the result of a collaborative project engaging researchers from the Center for International...

Questions for the presidential candidates on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, weapons policy, and energy

September 2016

Stanford expert Siegfried Hecker proposes a series of nuclear weapons and energy questions that journalists and citizens should consider asking the 2016 presidential candidates.

North Korean Nuclear Facilities After the Agreed Framework

July 2016

In January 2004, a delegation from Stanford University led by Prof. John W. Lewis and joined by one of the authors, Siegfried S.

Learning from a Disaster: Improving Nuclear Safety and Security After Fukushima (edited volume)

April 2016

This book—the culmination of a truly collaborative international and highly interdisciplinary effort—brings together Japanese and American political scientists, nuclear engineers, historians, and...

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

January 2016

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe.

Examining the Nuclear Accident at Fukushima Daiichi

June 2012

In a special edition of Elements journal that covered the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, CISAC Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Edward Blandford and Joonhong Ahn...

Multinational Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

April 2010

Introduction With the recent attention to new nuclear power, the challenge of managing the spread of nuclear technology has increased.

The Key Role of the Back-end in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

January 2010

This two-volume special issue of Daedalus highlights the challenges associatedwith the global expansion of nuclear power.

Going Nuclear: Nuclear Proliferation and International Security in the 21st Century

January 2010

The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the most significant challenges to global security in the 21st century.

Mongolia and Her Uranium Prospects

February 2009

The entry of Mongolia to the league of democracy took place less than two decades ago.

Redirecting North Korea's nuclear workers

January 2009

Threat-reduction programs with former Soviet states can serve as models to create new, peaceful jobs for the North's cadre of nuclear scientists and bomb makers.

The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty

December 2008

In the aftermath of a terrorist attack political stakes are high: legislators fear being seen as lenient or indifferent and often grant the executive broader authorities without thorough debate....

A Silver Lining to the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

October 2008

"Without a doubt, the U.S.-India nuclear deal presents a serious challenge to the NPT. But it also presents an opportunity to strengthening the regime and its most important, relevant elements."

People

Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Kelly Devens CISAC Honors Student
Daniel Metlay Daniel Metlay Affiliate
Melissa Hanham Affiliate
Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Sidra Hamidi Affiliate
Neil Narang Affiliate
Chantell Murphy Affiliate
David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Elliot Serbin Elliot Serbin Research Assistant to Siegfried Hecker