Nuclear Security Across the Borders

Senior officials from 17 countries participated at an IAEA – Argonne Seminar near Chicago, USA.

They called it “Operation Jumpstart”, and by the time the mock emergency exercise was over four hours later, 38 of the world’s senior security officials breathed a collective sigh of relief. According to the IAEA press release the groups did well, but not without some bumps, bruises, and missed opportunities along the way. They had “survived to live another day.

The two-week seminar covers a wide range of topics related to nuclear and radiological security from a multidisciplinary perspective. Taken very seriously this is excellent training.

The IAEA 21 October 2005 press release on this seminar also contains very useful links to the story resources and additional information on the IAEA security programme.