University labs feel the 9/11 crunch

July 9, 2007

Academic labs are working under heightened security when handling and transporting radioactive materials, brought on since September 11, 2001.  These materials, used for research purposes, could also be used to build dirty bombs by terror groups.  uToronto has one of the highest concentrations in Canada of researchers using radiological isotopes.  The university was audited by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission in 2005, and asked to improve the security of nuclear substances.  The London Free Press