NTI joins partners in New York City for Conference on Eliminating Radiological Risks

Today, NTI Vice President Andrew Bieniawski joins the New York City Department of Health and Hygiene and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as the keynote speaker at their conference on eliminating radiological risks through the adoption of alternative technology. Bieniawski’s presentation will assess current risks and vulnerabilities of high-activity radioactive sources, particularly the cesium-137 in hospital blood irradiators, and emphasize security gaps and the potential consequences of a radioactive “dirty bomb.”

The conference is part of a city-wide campaign led by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to significantly reduce radiological risks in the city. A live webcast of the day-long conference, which begins at 10 am ET, can be found here.    

Reducing radiological risks is a core priority for NTI, in partnership with hospitals, governments and the private sector—in the United States  and globally—to raise awareness about the risks posed by cesium-137 and other dangerous isotopes that could be stolen and used to build a dirty bomb.  NTI encourages the use, where feasible, of safe and effective alternative technologies for eliminating the threat permanently. 

Read more about NTI’s work on this issue:


June 12, 2017
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NTI Vice President Andrew Bieniawski joins the New York City Department of Health and Hygiene and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as the keynote speaker at their conference on eliminating radiological risks through the adoption of alternative technology.

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Andrew Bieniawski
Andrew Bieniawski

Vice President, Material Security and Minimization