Former NATO expert Hamish de Bretton Gordon warned blueprints for the complex components could fall into the hands of ISIS and North Korea. Rogue nations and terrorists could build parts for a nuclear bomb using 3D printers, a leading weapons expert has warned. Information for the complex components needed for a nuclear weapon could fall into the hands of ISIS and North Korea. The sale of items such as centrifuges, which separate uranium into the different parts needed to create a nuclear weapon, are tightly controlled by the International Atomic Energy Commission. But experts fear such technology could spread across the globe as blueprints needed to print specialist parts are shared between rogue states, criminal gangs or terrorists, becoming impossible to regulate.
Mirror 25th Jan 2016 read more »
Nearly 200 officers will be made redundant over the next four years as the Government decommissions nuclear facilities. Andrea Leadsom, minister of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, announced that the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) will face a 16 per cent reduction in officer numbers. The change will see its establishment of officers fall from 1,113 to 931. However, she said it was a temporary measure that will reverse as “new nuclear facilities come on line”.
Police Professional 25th Jan 2016 read more »