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NYC’s Ring Of Protection – Tools In The Fight Against Dirty Bombs

The NYPD and other local law enforcement agencies use radiation detectors as a preemptive measure to keep a dirty bomb out of the area. (Photo: CBS 2) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Walk around the city, or drive around the suburbs, and there's a good chance that a dirty bomb detector will check you out. As CBS's [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:26:04+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Radiological Materials, Security|0 Comments

NNSA, Maryland Partner to Improve Radiological/Nuclear Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the State of Maryland today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) intended to strengthen efforts to prevent, mitigate and respond to radiological/nuclear threats and incidents in Maryland. NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the MOU, providing a strategic [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:26:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|NNSA, Radiological Materials, Security|0 Comments

Halliburton’s Misplaced Radioactive Cylinder: ‘Do Not Handle’

Somewhere in West Texas is a 7-inch radioactive cylinder that Halliburton would like to find. Anyone who comes across it is advised to keep their distance. The oil field services company lost track of the device, which is used to assess potential sites for hydraulic fracturing, on Tuesday (Sept. 11) while trying to transport it [...]

By | 2013-04-03T09:13:50+00:00 September 20th, 2012|Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on Halliburton’s Misplaced Radioactive Cylinder: ‘Do Not Handle’

A Radioactive Problem

Some hospitals, wary of maintenance costs, aren't participating in government efforts to keep high-risk radiological sources in medical facilities secure from terrorists.A Government Accountability Office report released last week examined the providers' adoption of a voluntary security-upgrade program offered to hospitals and healthcare facilities by the National Nuclear Security Administration. High-risk radiological materials, which are [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:26:04+00:00 September 15th, 2012|Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on A Radioactive Problem

Smuggled Radioactive Material Seized In Turkey

The anti-smuggling unit of Turkey's Gendarmerie Command has seized two glass tubes containing 500 grams of Cesium-137, a radioactive isotope of cesium, which it suspects was smuggled to the country from Russia through Georgia. Acting on a tip-off that radioactive substances had been brought into Turkey from Georgia by a car with a German license [...]

By | 2013-04-03T09:03:47+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on Smuggled Radioactive Material Seized In Turkey

NNSA Works With New York City to Counter Radiological Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that it has successfully completed the pick-up of a high-activity cesium-137 device that had been in secure storage at a hospital in New York City. The recovery of the cesium source is part of a comprehensive effort that NNSA initiated in New York City [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:26:04+00:00 July 6th, 2010|NNSA, Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on NNSA Works With New York City to Counter Radiological Threats