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
- Central Asian
participants in the Regional Dialogue on Radiological Security Prevention and
Detection for improving regional cooperation: Bauyrzhan
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.