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Nuclear Security in UK

David Lowry’s Blog 5th April 2019 On Friday last week (29th March) in Liverpool I attended my first meeting
as an appointed expert on the Independent Advisory Panel for the UK Chief
Nuclear Inspector of the UK nuclear regulator, the Office for Nuclear
Regulation (ONR).

IAP members have been invited to nominate issues or
themes to be considered at the next meeting in the autumn, and I came away
thinking nuclear security – and how it can be discussed meaningfully with
politicians and the public – is an important and under-addressed matter
that the IAP could engage.

No sooner had I started to think how best this
might be considered than ONR’s United States equivalent, the US Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, came under fire from another US Governmental body –
the Government Accountability Office – in a hard-hitting, and frankly
very disturbing report, on how a radioactive ‘dirty bomb’ (or as it is
more technically calleda Radiation Dispersal Device)could be made from
materials secreted out of US commercial nuclear facilities.

http://drdavidlowry.blogspot.com/2019/04/nuclear-nightmare-threat-from-dirty.html

April 8, 2019 - Posted by | general

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