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Have not read this book yet but wondering this: If Brookhaven National Laboratory was visiting and sending specifications for components applicable to linear accelerators in the middle and late 1980's to a company in Gelnhausen (NTG Neue Technology) or hand delivering these to the home of Rudolf Ortmayer via instructions of a business partner in the U.S. representing NTG and Interatom at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is this a problem? The German Government, here in NYC told me that NTG provided false documents to Brookhaven about their components and that these components were for German laboratories. The person that was sending the literature and selling the components was Ortmayer and his associate and these people were prosecuted in Germany for proliferation and illegal sales of technology to countries in Conflict, including Pakistan. Ortmayer was also working with the Embassy in Paris (Pakistan) for a buyer who gave him a wish list according to German publications and authors and investigators. Not sure where the business deals here were leading -- transferring German Technology to U.S. Or transferring specifications and other information from DOE to countries like Pakistan and South Africa or perhaps, making a bundle of money on both ends? Never hear anything about the visit of Peter Finke to NASA Lewis or dozens of other activities of this group of people. My own impression as a regular non-scientist is that perhaps Kahn was interested in pursuing accelerator technology to provide a new source of trititum for PINSTECH -- or maybe this is just a stupid idea.
Wars Child The Birth and Nurture of Civilian Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Reactor Safety Confidence versus Vigilance
Nuclear Nonproliferation The Devil Is in the Details
Tritium the Lifeblood of the Nuclear Arsenal
Whats the Rush?
Appendix A Analysis of Public Comments on the DOEs Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Tritium Supply and Recycling