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NNSA Launches Travel Blog to Highlight Administrator's Work at the 2009 IAEA General Conferenc

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration has launched a travel blog for online visitors to follow Administrator Thomas D'Agostino and receive updates from his work at the 2009 International Atomic Energy Agency's 53rd General Conference in Vienna, Austria.

D'Agostino is accompanying Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, who delivered the plenary address to all General Conference attendees earlier today.

D'Agostino said of the travel blog, "As we continue expanding our use of technology to spread our nuclear security message, I wanted to give folks back home a chance to see the work we're doing in Vienna to promote President Obama's historic nuclear security goals."

In his Prague speech earlier this year, President Obama outlined an agenda that seeks to secure vulnerable nuclear materials worldwide and to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Visitors to the Administrator's travel blog, located here, will find photos and video from the events, as well as links to NNSA's Facebook and Twitter accounts, where updates will be posted throughout the day.

Related press releases and fact sheets will also be made available through the blog.

The IAEA is the world´s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

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