Nuclear Nonproliferation: National Nuclear Security Administration Has Improved the Security of Reactors in its Global Research Reactor Program, but Action Is Needed to Address Remaining Concerns Page: 3 of 30
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Scope and Methodology
NNSA Has Improved the Security of Research Reactors and Plans
to Continue Upgrading the Security of Additional Reactors
Although Reactors We Visited Generally Met IAEA Guidelines,
Some Security Weaknesses Remain That Could Undermine
NNSA Coordinates Security Upgrades with Other Countries and
IAEA, but Additional Cooperation is Needed to Implement
Security Procedures Provided for in IAEA Guidelines
Recommendations for Executive Action
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation
Appendix I Comments from the National Nuclear Security
Appendix II GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 25
Table 1: Foreign Research Reactors in the GRRS Program 7
Figure 1: Interior of a Soviet-Built HEU Research Reactor 6
Figure 2: Newly Built Fortified Central Alarm Station at a HEU
Research Reactor 10
Figure 3: Upgraded Alarm Display and Closed Circuit Television
Monitors Inside a Central Alarm Station at a HEU
Research Reactor 11
GAO-09-949 Nuclear Nonproliferation
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Nuclear Nonproliferation: National Nuclear Security Administration Has Improved the Security of Reactors in its Global Research Reactor Program, but Action Is Needed to Address Remaining Concerns, report, September 17, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc299085/m1/3/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.