Nuclear forensics struggling to curb trafficking

 作者:庾锊     |      日期:2019-03-14 14:08:01
Nuclear forensics needs an urgent shot in the arm if it is to keep track of the growing black market in radioactive materials. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which warns of a shrinking pool of expertise and resources. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, more than 1000 cases of illegal nuclear trafficking were discovered between 1993 and 2007. “The personnel and equipment are not as well suited to deal with such events as they could be, and the pipeline to replace them is near empty,