The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges to the implementation of nuclear security. Nuclear operators and regulators have had to quickly adapt to changes in the work environment, including moving to online operations and remote inspections. While the scale of this crisis is unprecedented, historical case studies of broader crises – political, economic, social, and natural disasters – can highlight key lessons for current and future crises. The Nuclear Security in Times of Crisis handbook draws broader lessons learned from four historical case studies of nuclear security under pressure, providing recommendations on how to build a resilient nuclear security system.
The “Nuclear Security in Times of Crisis” handbook is the culmination of collaboration with the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) at King’s College London.