Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
U.K. Atomic Site to Get New Security Fence
A new security barrier is aimed at protecting the United Kingdom's largest atomic energy complex from possible assaults, the People newspaper reported on Sunday.
The 11-mile long fence at the Sellafield site is to cost nearly $8 million and would be in addition to barriers already in place at the nuclear plant, which houses the planet's biggest cache of plutonium. Additional law enforcement officials are also to be assigned to Sellafield.
Jan. 9, 2014
The UNSCR 1540 implementation process in sub-Saharan Africa has been slow. As of October 2011, 26 of the 48 states in the region have submitted 1540 national reports.
Dec. 11, 2013
This issue brief explores the risks of accidental launch, unauthorized use or miscalculation posed by U.S. and Russian alert nuclear forces. The brief also considers various policy options, both implemented and proposed, to minimize these risks and maximize the time available to the U.S. president to decide whether or not to authorize nuclear war.
This article provides an overview of the United Kingdom’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.