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Greenpeace’s drone crash into nuclear power plant illustrates the danger of nuclear terrorism

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 3rd Aug 2018 , When a Superman-shaped drone crashed into a French nuclear plant on July 3
of this year, officials were lucky it was just Greenpeace demonstrating
vulnerabilities at the facility, and not a terrorist group intent on
attacking the site.

This incident highlights why the 2010 Nuclear Posture
Review’s assessment that nuclear terrorism is “today’s most immediate
and extreme danger” remains relevant: It underscores the importance of
the sustained and persistent six-year effort from 2010 to 2016 to reduce
the threat posed by nuclear terrorism, far from the headline nuclear issues
of Iran, North Korea, and arms control with Russia.
https://thebulletin.org/2018/08/why-countries-still-must-prioritize-action-to-curb-nuclear-terrorism/

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August 8, 2018 - Posted by | general

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