Nuclear Terrorism and National Preparedness

  • Samuel Apikyan
  • David Diamond
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Response and Recovery

  3. Detection and Protection

  4. Prevention and Mitigation

  5. Radiation, Associated Risks and Public Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Astrid Liland
      Pages 201-212
    3. Carol Kessler
      Pages 213-219
    4. Shaowen Hu, William Blakely, Francis Cucinotta
      Pages 253-263

About these proceedings


The nuclear crisis in Fukushima and growing threats of nuclear terrorism must serve as a wake-up call, prompting greater action to prepare ourselves for nuclear and radiological disasters. Our strategy to prepare for these threats is multi-layered and the events of these past years have proved the necessity to re-evaluate the national and international preparedness goals on a scale never before considered.

The programme of NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Threats” has been focused on science and technology challenges associated with our need to improve the national and international capacity and capability to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from the nuclear and radiological disasters, including nuclear and radiological accident, terrorist attack by Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) or by “Dirty Bomb”-Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), that pose the greatest risk to the national and international security and safety.


national preparedness nuclear preparedness nuclear security nuclear terrorism nuclear threats radiation emergency

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Apikyan
    • 1
  • David Diamond
    • 2
  1. 1.National Center of Security and ProtectionUSA
  2. 2.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9890-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9891-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6535
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