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GAO: DHS Should Improve CFATS Information Sharing with First Responders

Thousands of facilities across the United States contain hazardous chemicals that could be used by terrorists to inflict mass casualties or harm surrounding populations. DHS established the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program to identify and assess the security risk posed by chemical facilities. Keep Reading

US and UK Team Up to Monitor Nuclear Power Plants

Expected to be operational in 2024, the Advanced Instrumentation Testbed (AIT) project’s 6,500-ton detector will measure harmless particles emitted by an existing nuclear power plant 25 kilometers away. The project will test whether the technique could be scaled up in the future for more distant monitoring of nuclear sites, with the potential for nonproliferation applications. Keep Reading

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