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Researchers: Nuclear materials ‘dangerously vulnerable’ to theft

Despite progress on security, tons of nuclear material are “dangerously vulnerable” to theft by terrorists across the globe, a private group contends. World leaders have failed to provide money promised for or to pay strict attention to securing materials that could be used for a nuclear device or “dirty” bomb, the Nuclear Threat Initiative said Thursday. As leaders of the Group of Eight industrial powers, including President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, meet this weekend, NIT reports note that only a fraction of the $20 billion those leaders pledged four years ago to secure nuclear materials has been spent. Full Story

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