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World nuclear security faltering: UN atomic agency

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posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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World nuclear security faltering: UN atomic agency


www.abc.net.au

The United Nations nuclear watchdog says that global nuclear security is faltering and has called on leaders to refocus on nuclear issues and kick-start a new round of disarmament talks.

"We need to bolster the non-proliferation regime and move on to nuclear disarmament," said Mohamed El Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

"We are at a crucial juncture. The system is faltering,"
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posted on Feb, 26 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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"There continue to be many gaps in the current security system which make it vulnerable to abuse ... this is actually the greatest danger we face - that nuclear weapons or material could fall into the wrong hands,"


We are all vulnerable!


He said the IAEA was aware of 150 cases per year of nuclear material or weapons gone missing, which could potentially end up in the hands of "organised crime or worse - extremists".


150 cases per year!

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Nuclear Bomb Materials Are Frighteningly Available

The World's Most Accessible Nuclear Facility

Unregulated Nuclear Operators
Sweden was 2 hours from a disaster worse than Chernobyl

[edit on 26-2-2008 by Thurisaz]

[edit on 26-2-2008 by Thurisaz]



 
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