Experts Say

At comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty

The Guardian
February 23, 2017
By Sunday Jonah

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere on the Earth’s surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground. The treaty has a unique and comprehensive verification regime to make sure that no nuclear explosion goes undetected. To achieve this, the CTBT has designated over 300 facilities in its International Monitoring Stations (IMS) around the world. These facilities employ state-of the art technologies, which include seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide monitoring. It also deploys on-site inspection and collects and analyzes data from the IMS stations at its International Data Centre at its headquarters in Vienna.
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