New NTI-CENESS Report Highlights Central Asian Republics’ Commitment to Preventing Radiological Risks

New NTI – CENESS report highlights need for sustained international support in order to prevent illicit trafficking and improve nuclear security. The report is a joint two-year effort by NTI and CENESS to improve regional coordination on the security of radioactive sources and to prevent illicit trafficking of these sources in Central Asia. The report found “Even in countries with effective regulatory controls in place, high disposal costs and a lack of repositories have led end users to abandon radioactive sources at the end of their life cycle. These are challenges that affect every region of the world, including Central Asia.”