Management of Risks and Benefits of Nuclear Energy: The Role of Nuclear Law

Author

D. Puig

Abstract

This report introduces the present situation of the threat not only of a nuclear accident but also of a nuclear terrorism attack, which could affect any country in the world, and the lack of effective legal instruments to respond to that situation. It shows the need for the international community to work together in order to reinforce coordinated and integrated nuclear security and safeguards measures. States shall create appropriated regulatory infrastructures to ensure that the radioactive sources are appropriately regulated and adequately secured at all times. Stronger and comprehensive global countermeasures to prevent nuclear terrorism are necessary.

Meeting

This abstract was presented at the 36th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response", Poster Session, 1/26/2003 - 1/29/2003, held in San Antonio, TX.

 
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