The report is structured as follows:

  • Chapter 1 provides a global context of radiological terrorism as it is currently perceived and understood from the political and technical points of view in order to put the Russian situation in proper context.

  • Chapter 2 describes the situation in Russia with regard to the presence of radioactive materials, security of these materials, the potential threat of terrorism posed by these materials, and the relevance of radiological threats emanating from Russia to U.S. national security interests.

  • Chapter 3 describes and assesses past and current U.S.-Russian cooperative activities associated with managing and controlling radioactive materials and IRSs, and how these efforts affect the threat of radiological terrorism.

  • Chapter 4 presents the conclusions and recommendations of the committee concerning steps that should be considered by DOE in supporting Russian efforts to combat radiological terrorism and secure IRSs in Russia.

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