Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Promoting International Security through Nuclear Forensics 

October 2014

The possibility of the smuggling and trafficking of radiological and nuclear materials has become a very real threat over the past 20 years. A major security concern of the international community is the activity of groups, whether nation-states or terrorists, seeking to obtain such materials for illicit purposes. To address this threat, several national and international endeavors seek to control the spread of nuclear materials as well as the technology and expertise associated with their production and use.