US Nuclear Forensics Skill Eroding, Carnesale Reports

US Nuclear Forensics Skill Eroding, Carnesale Reports

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Mon, 08/02/2010 - 1:23am

A New York Times article featured Chancellor Emeritus and Public Policy Professor Albert Carnesale, who recently published an alarming report with the National Research Council.  The National Research Council functions under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of  Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.  The research looked at the decreasing ability to trace nuclear materials following a terrorist attack in the United States.

The public report says that a series of factors threaten to undermine the nation’s ability to conduct nuclear investigations intended to learn the provenance of an explosive device, whether it is a true atomic weapon or a so-called dirty bomb that uses conventional explosives to spew radioactivity.

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A New York Times article featured Chancellor Emeritus and Public Policy Professor Albert Carnesale, who recently published an alarming report with the National Research Council.  The National Research Council functions under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of  Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.  The research looked at the decreasing ability to trace nuclear materials following a terrorist attack in the United States.