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
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
Read more about NTI’s work on this issue:
- Preventing a Dirty Bomb: Engaging
Hospitals, Industry and Governments on Radiological Risks (Project Page)
- Preventing a Dirty Bomb: Effective
Alternative Technologies for Radiological Security (Brochure)
- NTI and State of California Partner to
Reduce Radiological “Dirty Bomb” Risks
- Pool Re and the Nuclear Threat Initiative
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