2013 Sees Drop in Nuclear Weapon Material
A declining trend in nations with appreciable fuel for atomic weapons continued over the past year. A report issued by the Nuclear Threat Initiative found that the number of nations dropped from 32 to 25.
Former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, who participated in the 2013 ANS Winter Meeting, praised the safety measures taken but still called for further action. “A nuclear detonation in any part of the world will affect us all. We need a global nuclear materials security system to secure all materials, to employ international standards and best practices, and to give states the capacity to assess nuclear security globally and hold each other accountable," said Nunn.