The ATA Science and Technology Division
is Proud to Announce that
ATA Past President Patricia Newman
Will make a special presentation at the ATA 41st
ST-2 (Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm) Great Hall East – ALL
Nuclear Nonproliferation: U.S. Fingers in the Russian Dike
Patricia E. Newman, past ATA president, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the U.S. government has been concerned about the possible proliferation of nuclear weapons, materials, and know-how from an increasingly impoverished Russian nuclear complex. Assistance programs designed to keep materials, weapons, and technical experts securely within Russia's boundaries have poured millions of dollars into Russia and the formerly nuclear states of the Soviet Union. This presentation will describe some of the major programs currently being carried out by the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. The implications for technical translators from and into Russian are obvious.