Security of nuclear and other radioactive material

There is a risk that nuclear or other radioactive material could be used in criminal or intentional unauthorized acts, creating a threat to international security. The IAEA helps policymakers and experts worldwide to improve nuclear security, manage radioactive sources and combat nuclear terrorism.

In focus

Large, bustling cities are home to billions around world. In them, people often congregate in dense crowds, for example during rush hour. Security experts, including those focusing on nuclear security, work hard to deter any threats to these vital centres, and to ensure that authorities are ready to handle security-related emergencies. The IAEA supports Member States in work to integrate nuclear security applications in major urban areas, for example through workshops. 
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(Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)
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Nuclear Security in Big Cities


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