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TITLE Meeting the threat of terrorist attack   assrbcvul_en.pdf (3.24 MB)
Document ID LIB94
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 14/12/2004
Document reference ASSRBCVUL
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Security policy

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Short description  The ASSRBCVUL coordination action will:
· Assemble a methodology to assess the impact of RBC terrorism on European society
· Generate an accurate and up-to-date intelligence estimate of the RBC terrorism threat
· Analyse the actual vulnerability of EU society and its critical infrastructure to the threat of RBC terrorism
· Produce an up-to-date list of existing and foreseen RBC terrorism countermeasures
· Use the vulnerability analysis to assess the potential of these countermeasures
· Suggest an optimal mix of existing and potentially new countermeasures
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  European countries have had long experience of dealing with terrorist attacks, including major atrocities such as the train bombings in Madrid. But since the malicious release of sarin gas in Japan and anthrax spores in the US, governments now have to face the new possibility of terrorists deploying radiological, biological or chemical (RBC) agents. Such attacks could cause extensive injury and lo ...

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