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Practical Approaches to Addressing the Evolving Perception of Terrorist Threats to Nuclear Power Plants

[+] Author Affiliations
E. J. Butcher, J. W. Roe

Scientech, Inc., Rockville, MD

Paper No. ICONE10-22761, pp. 461-464; 4 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE10-22761
From:
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 2
  • Arlington, Virginia, USA, April 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3596-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3589-8
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and subsequent events has effected perceptions of the terrorist threat to the U.S. in general, and nuclear power plants in particular. These concerns have given rise to calls by government and private orga nizations for reevaluations of both the nature of the threat and protection against it. This paper suggests a general framework for a balanced approach to these reevaluations and highlights some practical and cost effective approaches for improving nuclear power plant safeguards protection.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

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