UN nuclear chief warns of “dirty bomb” threat

Nuclear terrorism seen as threat despite security progress; U.S. says al Qaeda tried for years to get nuclear material Published Monday, July 01, 2013 More action is needed to stopmilitants aquiring plutonium or highly-enriched uranium thatcould be used for atomic bombs, nuclear experts and governmentofficials said on Monday. Speaking at a meeting in Vienna, Yukiya [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:26:03+00:00 July 9th, 2013|NNSA, 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

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