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

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Andrew Bieniawski

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:

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