Transportation Security of Radioactive Sources (podcast)

GAO Podcast IconSince September 11, 2001, concerns have been raised that medical, industrial, and research related radioactive materials could be stolen by terrorists and used to create a “dirty bomb.” As such, transportation security of high-risk radioactive materials is particularly important, and multiple federal agencies work to protect them when they’re on the road.

A team led by Shelby Oakley, a director in our Natural Resources and Environment team, recently reviewed the security of radioactive materials during ground transport. Listen to what they found:

 

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