Critical Infrastructure: Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector
Nuclear reactors provide several key societal benefits – including electricity generation and industrial/medical isotope production – that need to be protected against malicious activities.
Therefore, to ensure these benefits are realized, facilities hosting these technologies fall under the purview of the US Department...
a significant incident or failure…would likely result in extremely high economic costs, major onsite and/or offsite property damage, and evacuations…[as well as] long-term cleanup costs and economic damage to the local region. (DHS 2015, p. 9)
KeywordsReactor security Nuclear materials
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