NOVA

Season 2 Episode 14

Plutonium Connection (The)

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 09, 1975 on PBS
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Plutonium Connection (The)
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How likely is it that a terrorist group will steal plutonium intended for nuclear reactor fuel and put together a blackmail weapon of unprecedented power in the shape of a homemade atom bomb? That question is posed by Theodore Taylor, former A and H bomb designer at Los Alamos, in a recent book, The Curve of Binding Energy. NOVA investigates just how easy it would be to design a bomb using unclassified information.moreless

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