On 13 September, the Belfer Center published the slides from a presentation on the evolving global threat to nuclear and radiological transports to the Transport Security Unified Stakeholders Group. It says that attacks on transports are a constant threat, and that the theft of plutonium or highly-enriched uranium (HEU) could lead to a horrifying catastrophe, and that sabotage could also provide a serious threat. It also refers to the risk from a so-called “dirty bomb” (or a radiological dispersal device or RDD). It concludes that there remains a serious remaining risk.
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