- The end of the Cold War resulted in the Strategic Arms
Reduction Talks (START) process.
- The START process resulted in smaller stockpiles of nuclear
weapons (about 20,000 down to 3,000 to 5,000).
- Dismantled weapons resulted in a Special Nuclear Materials
- The Fissile Material Disposition Project (FMDP) was created
by DOE to reduce the nuclear danger associated with this surplus