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Office of Radiological Security Fact Sheet: Securing the World’s Radioactive Sources

June 09, 2017

Across the world, radiological materials play an important role in medical, research, and commercial facilities. However, if these radioactive sources were to fall into the wrong hands, they can be used in a radiological dispersal device (“dirty bomb”) or in other acts of terrorism. The Office of Radiological Security (ORS) works to prevent the theft of radiological materials on a global scale. ORS’s mission is to enhance global security by preventing high-activity radiological materials from being used in acts of terrorism

Learn more about the Office of Radiological Security's efforts to secure the world's radioactive sources.