by Douglas Roche, O.C.
April 14, 2010
US President Barack Obama dramatized world attention on nuclear dangers during his extraordinary 47-nation Washington summit this week by warning that just an apple-sized container of plutonium could set off a nuclear bomb that “could kill and injure hundreds of thousands of innocent people.” A “catastrophe for the world” is waiting to happen, he said.
…But since there is enough nuclear fuel in dozens of nations to make another 120,000 nuclear bombs, the question can rightly be asked: Did the Obama summit do enough to protect people from an impending catastrophe?
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Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.