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2009-03-10 05:00:00

New Strategy Deters Terrorists By Monitoring for Dirty Bomb Materials Enhancing The Trend Toward Comprehensive Self Storage Security NORWALK, Conn., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LifeStorage announced today that it will install Defentect (OTC Bulletin Board: SLNH.OB) threat awareness solutions including its GT2(TM) gamma radiation sensors and DM3(TM) threat awareness software to extend existing security solutions at their ten suburban Chicago self storage facilities. The system will...

2008-10-14 13:00:00

A study suggests U.S. hospitals aren't adequately prepared for the medical consequences of a terrorist attack involving radioactive materials. "Hospital emergency departments will play a crucial role in the response to any terrorist attack involving radioactive materials," said study lead author Steven Becker, an associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "In fact, it is no exaggeration to say the actions of hospitals will be central to the success or...

2008-08-25 12:00:21

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Tarah Donoghue, +1-202-879-5817, media@r-tac.org, for Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition (R-TAC) WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise public awareness to the impact of possible radiological attacks against our nation, a new national, not-for-profit and nonpartisan coalition was launched today by a broad group of first- responders, business groups, health advocates and homeland security experts. The Radiological Threat...

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2008-02-18 00:20:00

A new field called "nuclear forensics" is brining scientists together from across the globe with the goal of thwarting atomic terrorism. Between 1993 and 2007 there were 1,340 cases reported of illicit trafficking of nuclear materials around the world, according to Anita Nilsson, director of the office of nuclear safety at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. "Nuclear terrorism is a global threat, not local or regional," she said. Speaking to the annual meeting of the...

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2008-01-22 12:00:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers at Purdue University are working with the state of Indiana to develop a system that would use a network of cell phones to detect and track radiation to help prevent terrorist attacks with radiological "dirty bombs" and nuclear weapons.Such a system could blanket the nation with millions of cell phones equipped with radiation sensors able to detect even light residues of radioactive material. Because cell phones already contain global positioning locators,...

2006-07-15 11:11:52

By Louis Charbonneau ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The United States and Russia announced on Saturday they would negotiate a landmark atomic cooperation deal and sought to disarm potential critics by vowing to redouble efforts to combat nuclear terrorism. "We express our intent to develop bilateral cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy," said a joint statement by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who met ahead of a Group of Eight summit. "We have...

2006-07-15 05:52:43

By Louis Charbonneau ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday the launch of a plan to combat the global threat of nuclear terrorism and invited other countries to join them. "We have come up with a joint statement about the importance of fighting acts of nuclear terrorism," Putin told a joint news conference after meeting Bush ahead of this weekend's summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations in St Petersburg....

2006-07-15 03:29:32

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will announce on Saturday the launch of a global plan to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism. The plan aims to keep track of potential terrorists, secure nuclear materials and permit a joint response if terrorists obtain a nuclear weapon, a senior Bush administration official said. The two nations will call for a meeting with a number of like-minded countries in the autumn to elaborate on the...

2006-07-15 03:21:28

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will announce on Saturday the launch of a global plan to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism. The plan aims to keep track of potential terrorists, secure nuclear materials and permit a joint response if terrorists obtain a nuclear weapon, a senior Bush administration official said. The two nations will call for a meeting with a number of like-minded countries in the autumn to elaborate on the...

2006-03-28 14:15:00

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has not adequately protected itself against the nightmare scenario of a nuclear attack by terrorists, the head of the panel that investigated the September 11, 2001, attacks said on Tuesday. Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean told a Senate panel that neither the Bush administration nor Congress has done all it can to protect American lives and the U.S. economy: "The size of the problem still totally dwarfs the policy response." Another...


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