The International Atomic Energy Agency reports numerous incidents of illicit trafficking in radioactive materials, including ionizing radiation sources (IRSs) used in medical, agricultural, and industrial applications. This report assesses the threats posed by inadequately protected IRSs in Russia and recommends steps to enhance the effectiveness of DOE's current cooperative program with Russia. These continuing DOE's current program of quick security fixes and developing a comprehensive plan to work with Russian counterparts to reduce overall risk, within the context of a comprehensive Russian program for ensuring adequate life-cycle management of IRSs.
National Research Council. 2007. U.S.-Russian Collaboration in Combating Radiological Terrorism. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11801.
|1 The Global Context for Preventing Radiological Terrorism||17-42|
|2 Security of Ionizing Radiation Sources in Russia||43-68|
|3 U.S.-Russian Cooperation to Improve Security of Ionizing Radiation Sources in Russia||69-80|
|4 Conclusions and Recommendations: Reinforcing Russian Capabilities to Protect Ionizing Radiation Sources||81-92|
|A Original Study Task for Opportunities for U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Combating Radiological Terrorism||93-94|
|B Committee Biographies||95-98|
|C List of Committee Activities||99-100|
|D Agenda: U.S.-Russian Workshop on Safety and Security of Ionizing Radiation Sources||101-104|
|E Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Funding Profile by Subprogram, 2007 Request||105-106|
|F Report to the President and the U.S. Congress Under Public Law 109-58, The Energy Policy Act of 2005, The Radiation Source Protection and Security Task Force Report, Contents||107-114|
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