Exterior view of the World Forum Congress center, the venue of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco de Swart, POOL)
World leaders from more than 50 nations are gathering in the Netherlands ahead of two-day nuclear security summit. Top of the agenda will be reducing the supply of nuclear weapons and keeping them out of the hands of terrorists. Although nuclear terrorism remains the key topic, the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine is widely expected to overshadow discussions.
CCTV’s Jack Barton has a preview of what’s to come.
To understand the full effects of a catastrophic nuclear disaster, we need look no further than the Chernobyl disaster.
That was the site of what is widely considered the world’s worst nuclear crisis.
As CCTV’s Jack Barton discovered, nearly three decades on, there are still clear remnants of that fateful day.
The aim of the Nuclear Security Summit is to prevent nuclear terrorism — a threat highlighted in Mexico this past December.
That’s where a truck carrying radiological material from a hospital to a waste facility was hijacked.
They were later found, but it illustrates the concern that terrorists could steal such material and use it to make a “dirty bomb.”
CCTV’s Jim Spellman has the story.
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Reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear materials in the world remains the official agenda of the two-day summit.
But just how much will the unfolding crisis in Crimea dominate talks – both officially and on the sidelines
Steven Fish, Professor at the University of California-Berkeley, joins CCTV for more on the issue.