New Global Nuclear Security Institute Formed

By Daniel Arnaudo

On Sept. 29, former Senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), the co-chairman of the private Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), announced the creation of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), which would bring together nuclear technicians, security personnel, governments, and international organizations to foster better security practices at nuclear facilities worldwide.

The NTI and the Department of Energy have each committed $3 million to the organization, while the government of Norway has pledged $100,000 to begin to bring personnel from developing countries into the program. The NTI grant comes in large part from funds supplied by a private foundation headed by former Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson.

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