Security of Radioactive Sources: Liability Risk Management


Security of Radioactive Sources: Liability Risk Management

Join us on Tuesday, March 22 at 16:00 CET for the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) latest webinar on Liability Risk Management in the Event of a Malicious Incident Involving Radioactive Sources. This webinar will reflect on the key findings of the recent workshop jointly conducted by International Source Suppliers and Producers Association (ISSPA) and WINS early March 2016, which addressed the following questions:

  • Which liabilities arise where security is breached and damage is incurred by individuals, property and/or the environment? 
  • How will the responsibility for compensation claims for damages or cost recovery efforts be addressed? 
  • How would persons or organisations be held accountable when it has been determined that their failure to meet their assigned duties or responsibilities resulted in, or contributed to, significant damage?
  • Would meeting basic assigned duties (i.e. license requirements) be sufficient to prevent being pursued for third party damages? 

Answers to these questions and a full understanding of the respective legal and financial liabilities associated with a significant incident is essential for senior managers to make informed decisions regarding the purchase and use of sealed radioactive sources as well as to implement appropriate measures for the management of their sources throughout the life-cycle. Unfortunately, in many instances, managers and other individuals accountable for the security of sources are not aware of the possible consequences an incident involving their sources would have for their organisation or for themselves.

This professionally facilitated and interactive webinar will feature presentations and a panel discussion between John Miller, International Isotopes, USA and Kathryn Rauhut, the Stimson Center, USA. 

You will be asked to provide your opinion on various topics, including your level of awareness to the topic and areas where further work is needed. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the invited speakers.