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Media Tip: How Argonne is working with banks around the world to prevent the proliferation of weapons

Newswise — Nonproliferation experts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are helping partner nations’ financial sectors avoid inadvertently supporting the illegal arms trade. By training banks to identify and avoid relationships with sanctioned or high-risk dealers in advanced conventional weapons, Argonne prevents the facilitation and proliferation of military technology among countries of concern.

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Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts cutting-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state, and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership, and prepare for the nation to a better future. With employees from more than 60 countries, Argonne is led by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the US Department of Energy Office of Science.

US Department of Energy Office of Science is the largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and strives to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://​ener​gy​.gov/​s​c​ience.

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