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Securing Nuclear Materials: The 2012 Summit and Issues for Congress
Securing Nuclear Materials: The 2012 Summit and Issues for Congress
 
Our Price: $20.00
By Mary Beth Nikitin (au)
Pages: 39
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-3886-6

Product Code: 1457838869

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Nuclear security measures refer to a wide range of actions to prevent theft or diversion of nuclear material or sabotage at an installation or in transit. They could include physical protection measures, material control and accounting, personnel reliability screening, and training. A broader understanding of nuclear security also includes measures to prevent and detect illicit trafficking -- cargo inspections, border security, and interdiction measures.   The U.S. government has worked for more than a decade both domestically and in partnership with other countries to address this problem through multiple programs at the Depts. of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), Homeland Security (DHS), and State. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has also played a lead role in these efforts, particularly since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Contents of this report: Introduction; The 2012 Seoul Summit; The 2010 Washington Summit; What Is šůžNuclear SecurityšůĚ?; Challenges to Achieving the Four-Year Goal; Domestic Nuclear Security Measures; Multilateral Efforts to Improve Nuclear Security; Role of Nongovernmental Organizations and Industry; Considerations and Options for Congress. Tables. This is a print on demand report.

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