NTI Vice President Deborah Rosenblum discusses radiological risks at International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)insurance Pools

Today, NTI Executive Vice President Deborah Rosenblum discussed radiological risks at a meeting in Paris of the International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)insurance Pools. Rosenblum addressed representatives of the insurance and reinsurance industries, as well as government officials and industry representatives, on a conference panel titled, “New Threats, Hyper-Terrorism and Possible Mitigation of Exposures. She spoke about 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.”

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. 

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June 28, 2017
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Rosenblum spoke about 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.”

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Deborah G. Rosenblum
Deborah G. Rosenblum

Executive Vice President