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Atomic detectives

EU scientists demonstrate how seized nuclear material is analysed by forensic methods, how inspectors are trained and how nuclear materials can be 'fingerprinted'.

Atomic detectives are experienced scientists who keep us safe from the risk of radioactive criminality. Check controls on materials, nuclear forensic investigations at the crime scene and accurate measurements with sophisticated equipment in specialised laboratories are safety steps to avoid the risk of illegal use of radioactive material and to catch the criminals.

Find out more about Nuclear safeguards and forensics 

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