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Applying science and technology to combat WMD terrorism
Author(s): Craig R. Wuest; Roger W. Werne; Billy W. Colston; Christine L. Hartmann-Siantar
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Paper Abstract

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing and fielding advanced strategies that dramatically improve the nation's capabilities to prevent, prepare for, detect, and respond to terrorist use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. The science, technology, and integrated systems we provide are informed by and developed with key partners and end users. LLNL's long-standing role as one of the two principle U.S. nuclear weapons design laboratories has led to significant resident expertise for health effects of exposure to radiation, radiation detection technologies, characterization of radioisotopes, and assessment and response capabilities for terrorist nuclear weapons use. This paper provides brief overviews of a number of technologies developed at LLNL that are being used to address national security needs to confront the growing threats of CBRNE terrorism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6203, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security II, 620302 (9 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669589
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Craig R. Wuest, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Roger W. Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Billy W. Colston, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christine L. Hartmann-Siantar, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6203:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security II
Theodore T. Saito; Daniel Lehrfeld, Editor(s)

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