Project profile — Strengthening Radioactive Source Security in Mexico


United States Departmentof Energy
2018-12-07 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Mexico (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to strengthen radiological source security in Mexico through the consolidation, removal, and recycling of approximately 41 Canadian-origin disused radiological sources.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is strengthened Mexico's national capacity to safely and securely manage disused sealed radioactive sources at the end of their lives, thereby strengthening both regional and international security by securing radiological materials and preventing them from being acquired for use in acts of terrorism.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of November 2020 include: (1) container and transport options were identified with estimates; and (2) technical specifications are now being gathered.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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