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Nuclear waste disposal and fuel leasing
A nonproliferation opportunity
A long-term solution to the growing amounts of waste generated by the world’s nuclear power plants has proved elusive. As a result, nuclear waste is piling up in potentially dangerous, temporary waste sites. A solution may be on the horizon, however. South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is exploring the feasibility of an international used fuel (high-level waste) disposal facility. While this is not the first such facility to have been proposed – others are being planned in Finland and Sweden – it would be the first in the Asia-Pacific and could play a vital role in regional nuclear safety, security, and nonproliferation efforts.
This Pacific Forum, CSIS piece written by Aiko Shimizu, Thom Dixon, and Miha Hribernik dated June 7, 2017 and is available here.
Cybersecurity Protection of the Nuclear Powerplant
How secure is this sensitive technology from hackers?
U.S. nuclear powerplant cybersecurity expert and Risk Mitigation Advisor Amin Leiman sits down with the Risk Mitigation Foundation's Chairman, David Day, in a discussion on the ins and outs of cybersecurity protection for the most dangerous of all critical infrastructure components: the nuclear powerplant.
Critical Need for the Development of Broadband Capability...From the perspective of disaster response, emergency management & national defense
In this brief interview, Maj. Gen (ret.) Darryll Wong, a Risk Mitigation Advisor and CEO of its affiliated Disaster non-profit addresses the important need for broadband development and speed.
North Korea's Nuclear Belligerence: Enough to Push South Korea into Nuclear Weapons?
Public Opinion is shifting
Dr. David Santoro, a Risk Mitigation Advisor and the CEO of the affiliated Sensitive Technologies non-profit discusses public opinion in South Korea and the possibility of that country moving to embrace the development of nuclear weapons. Dr. Santoro is is an expert in nuclear non-proliferation and sensitive technologies.
The Human Hacking Side of Cybersecurity
The "social engineering " piece
Amin Leiman is on the Board of Advisors of the Risk Mitigation Foundation. He is a cybersecurity expert with nuclear powerplant expertise and joins David Day in this conversation on how hackers use physical espionage through social interaction to enhance their digital breach capabilities.
Will Japan Move to Develop Nuclear Weapons?
Just what would it take?
Dr. David Santoro, a Risk Mitigation Advisor and the CEO of the affiliated Sensitive Technologies non-profit, discusses the possibility of Japan moving to embrace the development of nuclear weapons. Dr. Santoro is is an expert in nuclear non-proliferation and sensitive technologies.