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Assessing the risk of terrorist attacks on nuclear facilities, report, July 2004

Published Thursday, July 1, 2004

In recent years there has been increased awareness of the risk of terrorist attacks on nuclear facilities, which could have widespread consequences for the environment and for public health.

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In recent years there has been increased awareness of the risk of terrorist attacks on nuclear facilities, which could have widespread consequences for the environment and for public health. This POSTnote is a summary of a longer report on this issue, which has been prepared by POST, following a request from the House of Commons Defence Select Committee in July 2002 in its report on Defence and Security in the UK.

The longer report is available at http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-Report-8

POSTnotes POST-PN-222

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