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NTI Recognizes Models for Global Radiological Security at IAEA Radiological Security Conference

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Laura S. H. Holgate Ambassador (ret.)

Vice President, Materials Risk Management

Laura Holgate, Vice President for Materials Risk Management at the Nuclear Threat
Initiative (NTI), recognized four models for sustainable radiological security
at the NTI-hosted reception at the IAEA’s International Conference on the
Security of Radioactive Material.  The
four award recipients are:

  • China State
    Nuclear Security Technology Center
    (SNSTC) for sustainable security in
    training and capacity-building in knowledge and expertise.  This Center of Excellence meets China’s
    domestic nuclear security training requirements and serves as an international
    venue for exchanges and cooperation.
  • Government of
    France
    for its leadership on cesium-137 phase-out and for sustaining
    commitments from the Nuclear Security Summit process.
  • New York City
    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    for its outstanding work to phase out
    cesium sources and achieve sustainable security through permanent risk
    reduction.
  • Central Asian
    participants
    in the Regional Dialogue on Radiological Security Prevention and
    Detection for improving regional cooperation:
    Bauyrzhan
    Mukanov
    (Kazakhstan
    Committee for Atomic and Energy Supervision and Control of the Ministry of
    Energy), Marat Isakov (Kyrgyz
    Republic State Inspectorate on Environmental and Technical Safety), Baigabyl Tolongutov (Kyrgyz Republic
    Centre of the State Regulation in the Sphere of Environmental Protection and
    Ecological Safety), Holbay Halilov (Uzbekistan
    State Inspectorate for Atomic Oversight) and Ilkhom Mirsaidov (Tajikistan Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency).

“These
champions of radiological security are demonstrating unique and varied pathways
for achieving long-term security objectives,” said Holgate

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