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Ukraine Prevents Theft of Chernobyl Radioactive Material
Ukrainian authorities have arrested four police officers linked to an attempt to take 25 tons of radioactive metal from the site of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear reactor, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported yesterday (see GSN, Sept. 29, 2005).
The seized metal emits 13 times more radiation than is acceptable, said Ukrainian State Security Service spokeswoman Maryna Ostapenko.
The Chernobyl site has remained under guard since 1986, when an explosion destroyed the reactor and dispersed radiation throughout the surrounding environment (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Sept. 17).
Nov. 30, 2012
An updated brochure tells the history of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
Nov. 19, 2012
This is the first in a series of four non-papers from the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities, where leading government officials, international experts and nuclear security practitioners are engaging in a collaborative process to build consensus about the need for a strengthened global nuclear security system, how it would look and what actions would be needed at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit and beyond.
This article provides an overview of the Ukraine's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.