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Special Algorithm Coupled with Commercial X-ray Scanners May Enable Detection of Small Amounts of Fissile Materials in Luggage WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
KYIV, Ukraine, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov announced that Ukraine accomplished nearly all of its commitments concerning the removal of enriched uranium from the country's territory.
Remnants of undeclared synthetic uranium have been identified at a second location by the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, at a reactor in Damascus.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Nearly 90 countries including the world's largest nuclear powers agreed on Friday to close loopholes in an international pact on the protection of atomic materials against terrorists and saboteurs.
By Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - States must boost security at theirnuclear sites and cooperate more to track down stolen orsmuggled atomic materials to stop them falling into the wronghands, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
Existing monitors for detecting smuggled nuclear weapons components at U.S. ports are "an important first step," AAAS expert Benn Tannenbaum told policymakers at a 21 June hearing before U.S. policymakers. But, he added, "More needs to be done to protect the United States from smuggled nuclear weapons" because current portal monitors probably could not detect even a few kilograms of highly enriched uranium, even if only lightly shielded.
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