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Asan Nuclear Forum

Nuclear Safety and Terrorism

Session: Regency Room
Date/Time: February 19, 2013 / 14:00-15:15

Moderator: William Charlton, Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute

Speakers: Jonathan Herbach, Utrecht University
Hwang Il Soon, Seoul National University
Naoi Yosuke, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Rapporteur: Shawn Fitzgerald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Press Release Brief

1. Nuclear safety and nuclear security are two different concepts with the same goal: protection of the population and/or the environment from incidents.

2. Safety and security are often approached from different perspectives, but we need to look at them through a more joint approach.

3. Concrete steps need to be taken to ensure that both the safety and security regimes are sound from international, national, institutional, and engineering angle.

4. The Fukushima incident demonstrates the vulnerability of power plant systems to not only safety incidents, but security incidents as well.