Training – Nuclear forensics in spotlight
Federal employees and select personnel from national laboratories will gather at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in February for a two-day training session in nuclear forensics. The event, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.dhs.gov/about-domestic-nuclear-detection-office), will provide an overview and basic understanding of all aspects of the nuclear forensics process, which involves analysis of recovered material and radioactive debris following a nuclear explosion. Attendees will learn about collection and analysis of nuclear material and methods to interpret analytical results. Discussion topics will include U.S. nuclear forensics policy and organizational roles and responsibilities; nuclear forensics processes for domestic and foreign events; overview of the nuclear fuel cycle as it relates to nuclear forensics; and nuclear forensics case studies. The course, scheduled Feb. 11-12, will be conducted by the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center of the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
December 05, 2013