Military Uses of Uranium: Keeping the U.S. Energy Accounts

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Science  18 Aug 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4356, pp. 609-611
DOI: 10.1126/science.201.4356.609


Present accounts of U.S. energy consumption are incomplete in two ways: they include neither the direct military uses of nuclear energy nor the mostly military, nonfuel uses of uranium. Preliminary estimates indicate that significant distortions are created in the data on U.S. nuclear energy consumption patterns as a result of these omissions.