Safe Cross Border Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Orphan Radioactive Sources
Training and international cooperation are key elements for global security
The main objective of STRASS project is:
Non-experts in the radiological field, such as front line officers, will be familiarized with radiation detection, radiation hazards, and measuring and relaying technical information obtained from instruments for subsequent analysis by the scientific experts. This complexity and the need for optimized use of radiation measurement equipment obviously call for thorough training of the front line officer and the other competent authorities relative to their roles in the State’s national nuclear security plan.
This is also a major target for the European Commission that has to be achieved. The importance of the project becomes evident from the words of the former European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn that said: “Nuclear security is a major global challenge in the 21st century. Training and international cooperation in detection are key elements in our response to the threat of illicit trafficking of radioactive and nuclear materials……”
Nuclear security is a major global challenge in the 21st centuryEuropean Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn