- India, Pakistan took different routes along nuclear road
was (but no longer) at: http://cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9805/27/building.the.bomb.ap/
enhanced version of the above: http://www.envirolink.org/orgs/hecweb/archive/nucs/canada.htm
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998
Subject: Good Background Article
"India, whose nuclear program relies on plutonium from reactors, got a jump-start from President Eisenhower's 1953 "Atoms for Peace" plan, which spread nuclear technology to nations that agreed not to use it for military purposes. "
For those of you in California, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho, you might note that we are soon to be blessed with shipments of the highly radioactive spent fuel from many of the foreign reactors Eisenhower peddled with his "Atoms for Peace" program, They will be sent from the Bay area to INNEL for storage until a final disposal site is built. Shipments start this month.
Needless to say, we are not hearing about the history of these shipments, nor how the program they belonged to started the process that has lead to this current crisis. But most importantly we are not being reminded by the media that the whole purpose of the Atoms For Peace program was a PR campaign to defuse international and domestic demands for a Test Ban!