Argonne National Laboratory

Nonproliferation & Nuclear Forensics
Argonne strives to strengthen the nation’s ability to detect, prevent, and interdict proliferation of nuclear, radiological, chemical, and biological weapons.

Argonne is one of the world leaders in nuclear reactor design, fuel processing, radiation detection and radiological forensics. This enormous intellectual resource provides insight into the use and misuse of radiological and nuclear materials and equipment around the globe. Using our expertise, we are striving to strengthen the nation's ability to detect and prevent proliferation of nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons.

Nuclear CSIs
Nuclear forensics researchers identify unique chemical and isotopic "fingerprints" in commercial radioactive materials so that if radioactive material is stolen, analysis will lead law enforcement to its origin. More.

Nuclear Prevention
Argonne's Nonproliferation Program is limiting the capacity of would-be proliferator nations to pursue programs to develop WMDs. More.

Information Systems
Argonne researchers design, develop, operate and maintain unclassified and classified information systems for national security and nonproliferations programs. More.

Material Management and Minimization (M3)
Argonne has provided technical leadership for the Department of Energy’s efforts toward the minimization of HEU since 1978, with the inception of the program for the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors. Today the program is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Material Management and Minimization Program. More.