THE EVOLVING GLOBAL THREAT TO NUCLEAR AND RADIOLOGICAL TRANSPORTS

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.

https://www.belfercenter.org/sites/default/files/files/publication/transport-threat-brief-2021.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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