NNSA Launches Global Threat Reduction Initiative

May 26, 2004
NNSA Launches Global Threat Reduction Initiative
Vienna, Austria

Secretary Abraham, in a speech to delegates at the International Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, launches the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI), a comprehensive effort to secure and remove high-risk nuclear and radiological materials that continue to pose a threat to the U.S. and the international community. The GTRI will be carried out in close cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and global partners in order to ensure that such nuclear and radiological materials do not fall into the hands of terrorists or other rogue actors. The U.S. plans to dedicate more than $450 million to the GTRI.