Bush announces new nuclear cut-back
Tuesday 14 July 1992
Nuclear weapons experts also said that while referring to plutonium and highly enriched uranium, Mr Bush did not mention tritium, a crucial ingredient of fusion ('hydrogen') and 'boosted fission' weapons. Tritium has a very short life and is the one ingredient which has to be continually replaced to keep modern nuclear arsenals functioning. Gary Milholin, the director of the Wisconsin Project, a nuclear watchdog group, said to be 'meaningful' Mr Bush should have announced a freeze on nuclear testing. He called the announcement 'fairly insignificant'.
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