NNSA: Securing Domestic Radioactive Material   [open pdf - 68KB]

This fact sheet provides updates on NNSA's accomplishments in securing domestic radioactive material as of April 2013. "In 2004 NNSA [National Nuclear Security Administration] established the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) in the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation to, as quickly as possible, identify, secure, remove and/or facilitate the disposition of high risk nuclear and radiological materials around the world that pose a threat to the United States and the international community. GTRI's mission is to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological material located at civilian sites worldwide. GTRI achieves its mission via three initiatives which provide a comprehensive approach to preventing terrorists' access to nuclear and radiological materials. As part of its mission, GTRI's Domestic Protect Program, works with U.S.partner sites like hospitals, universities and industry to provide voluntary security enhancements to prevent terrorists from acquiring in-use radiological materials. In addition GTRI works with U.S. partner sites that have radiological sources that are no longer being used and safely and securely recovers them. Taken together with NNSA's work to prevent proliferation and secure nuclear material, the Domestic Protect Program demonstrates GTRI's commitment to protecting the American people from nuclear and radiological terrorism."

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