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Workshop Focuses on Combating Illicit Nuclear Trafficking in the Asia-Pacific

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently facilitated a regional nuclear forensics workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. The purpose of the Workshop on Nonproliferation Nuclear Forensics was to advance Asian-Pacific capacity to deter illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive material. During the workshop, participants discussed ways to develop a strong nuclear forensics capability through improved regional collaboration among governments in the Asia-Pacific. Participants worked with representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union's External Action Service to perform a needs analysis in the area of illicit trafficking incident response, and to define strategies for developing and implementing best practices and practical approaches that would strengthen the international nuclear forensics framework.

For more information visit www.nnsa.energy.gov


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