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Douglas P. Guarino

Douglas P. Guarino
Douglas P. Guarino is a senior reporter with Global Security Newswire, covering nuclear and chemical security issues.
CIO Briefing

Weapons-Grade Uranium Not a Must for Nuclear Medicine, Dutch Figure Says

'It's not a matter of money,' Nederlof says. 'It's a matter of solving technical problems.'

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U.S. Confirms Effort to Phase Out Selected 'Dirty Bomb' Materials

Paired with conventional explosives, radiological materials used in medicine could potentially be dispersed over a wide area, creating dangerous contamination.

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New Group Looks to Defend Nuclear Arsenal

But it's not taking a position on modernization -- not yet, anyway.

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EPA Abandons Major Radiation Cleanup in Florida, Despite Cancer Concerns

The federal agency will leave it to state officials to decide the fate of the sites.

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Lawmakers, DHS Weigh How to Secure Ports Most Vulnerable to WMDs

Homeland Security lacks a presence in about half of the ports considered high risk.

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Lapse in Chemical Security Effort Cited as Another Reason to End Shutdown

The Chemical Facilities Anti-terrorism Standards program, or CFATS, ceased most operations last week.

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Lawmaker Blasts Shutdown of DHS Chemical-Security Program

Industry site visits have been suspended indefinitely.

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Shutdown May Further Delay Nuclear Power Plant Approvals

Delays will set in if shutdown doesn't lift by Friday, officials say.

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New York Wonders Where Nuclear Cleanup Funds Would Come From

State officials seek answers from the feds.

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EPA Nuclear Event Guidance Draws Heat From Industry, Lawmakers

Guidelines for dirty bombs and other incidents are too stringent or too lenient, depending on who is asked.

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Does U.S. Advice on Disposing Fukushima Waste Apply Back Home?

Critics worry feds may be looking to relax rules.

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EPA Documents Raise Doubts Over Intent of New Nuclear-Response Guide

Critics worry agency seeking to relax public health standards.

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Report Flags Weapons Lab Oversight

Duplication, formality and 'a culture of audit and risk avoidance' cited.

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To Counter Nuclear Smuggling, Officials Look to Mobile Detection Technology

White House-led strategic review could shift priorities away from stationary tech, Anne Harrington, deputy NNSA administrator tells Global Security Newswire.

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House Could Withhold DHS Funds While Waiting for Chemical Security Report

Appropriators want to hold back $20 million until Homeland Security produces progress report and spending plan.

Emerging Tech

EPA Nominee Declines Comment on Controversial Nuclear Incident Guide

Document references IAEA guidelines suggesting intervention is not needed until drinking water is contaminated with radioactive iodine 131 at a concentration of 81,000 picocuries per liter.

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EPA Relaxes Public Health Guidelines For Radiological Attacks, Accidents

Watchdog groups blast a new guide for coping with a disaster's environmental fallout.

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White House Advances Controversial Nuclear Incident Response Guide

New approach is expected to relax long-held cleanup standards.