Fact Sheet: National Radioactive and Nuclear Materials Smuggling Response Plan   [open pdf - 677KB]

"Continued reports of nuclear and other radioactive materials out of regulatory control highlight the threat that smugglers could provide terrorists or other malicious actors the materials for a nuclear or radiological weapon. To counter this threat, the international community encourages partners to adopt a National Radioactive and Nuclear (R/N) Materials Smuggling Response Plan to define roles and responsibilities, lines of authority, and requirements for coordination in response to R/N materials smuggling incidents. Such a Plan ensures safe and effective cooperation, facilitates technical collaboration, strengthens criminal investigations, and enables prosecutions. It is flexible and scalable, activating appropriate resources for responding at the lowest practical level while providing a mechanism for requesting and delivering assistance."

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U.S. Department of State Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism: http://www.cns-state.net/
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