ABSTRACT

2014 Radiation Source Protection and Security Task Force Report   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) [EPAct 2005], the Task Force on Radiation Source Protection and Security (Task Force) presented its initial report to the President and Congress in 2006 [NRC 2006]. The report detailed specific recommendations relating to the security of radioactive sources in the United States (U.S.) from potential terrorist threats, including acts of sabotage, theft, or use of a radiation source in a radiological dispersal device (RDD) or radioactive exposure device (RED). In 2010, the Task Force presented its second report to the President and Congress [NRC 2010b], noting many accomplishments achieved between 2006 and 2010, including the completion and closeout of a number of significant recommendations from the 2006 Task Force report. This third report to the President and Congress describes the activities and accomplishments of the Task Force since 2010, and follows the same general format as the 2010 Task Force report. As was the case with the previous reports, the scope of this report is limited to issues relating to the security of the Category 1 and 2 quantities of radioactive sources listed in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (Code of Conduct) [IAEA 2004], which are considered the most risk-significant and have been the focus of Federal and State efforts to place tighter controls for security. The report does not address issues relating to unsealed radioactive material, high-level radioactive waste, or spent nuclear fuel."

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Date:
2014-08-14
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Public Domain
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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/
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pdf
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