Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013
Recently, the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project from the University of Texas released a report citing the lack of security regulations at the over 100 nuclear facilities in the US. A decade after the 2001 terrorist attacks prompted added security laws, these nuclear reactors are “inadequate to defend against a maximum, credible, non-state adversary,” the report states.
The full report can be found: http://blogs.utexas.edu/nppp/files/2013/07/INMM-2013-July-paper.pdf
According to a recent article on CNN, coastal attacks are an issue, “Among the shortcomings cited in the report are the lack of regulations to protect against ship borne attacks at nuclear reactors situated near the coasts of California, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and Virginia.”
Article can be found at: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/us/nuclear-plants-security/index.html
There are 104 nuclear reactors in the US and 3 nuclear research facilities, one just 24 miles from the White House. If a site falls to a group of terrorists, nuclear warfare could ensue.
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