Updated Database Identifies 170+ Incidents Involving Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials in 2017

The annual Global Incidents and Trafficking Database, produced for NTI by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, identified more than 170 incidents of nuclear and other radioactive materials outside of regulatory control, across 14 countries in 2017.

Published today, the database and report include several interactives (scroll down to view) that illustrate where the incidents took place and indicate their severity. Two example cases in 2017 involved the loss of 1.4 grams of highly enriched uranium at a university in the United States, and the theft and attempted illicit sale of unspecified quantities of plutonium-239, plutonium-241 and americium-241 in Kazakhstan.

The report offers detailed recommendations to improve physical security measures, international transparency, and reporting standards.

For the full findings and recommendations, visit: www.nti.org/trafficking

July 25, 2018
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The annual Global Incidents and Trafficking Database, produced for NTI by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, identified more than 170 incidents involving nuclear and other radioactive material outside of regulatory control across 14 countries in 2017.