Francis Slakey, the Upjohn Lecturer on Physics and Public Policy, on the relative ease of detecting uranium-enriching plants:
"If someone's trying to build a covert plant to enrich uranium, they're going to have to move a lot of dirt. We're going to see that with our satellites. They're going to have to feed it a lot of power. So we're either going to see power lines going in, we're going to see the construction of a dedicated power plant. Or maybe it's going to even just glow, and our infrared sensors can pick it up."
Laser Nuclear Technology Might Pose Security Risk
April 12, 2010, National Public Radio
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