International inspection activity impacts upon DOE safeguards requirements

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The US has placed certain special nuclear materials declared excess to their strategic needs under international safeguards through the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This Presidential initiative has obligated materials at several Department of Energy (DOE) facilities for these safeguards activities to demonstrate the willingness of the US to ban production or use of nuclear materials outside of international safeguards. However, IAEA inspection activities generally tend to be intrusive in nature and are not consistent with several domestic safeguards procedures implemented to reduce worker radiation exposures and increase the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of accounting for and storing of special nuclear ... continued below

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Zack, N.R. & Crawford, D.W. September 1, 1995.

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  • Zack, N.R. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Safeguards Systems Group
  • Crawford, D.W. USDOE Office of Safeguards and Security, Washington, DC (United States)

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The US has placed certain special nuclear materials declared excess to their strategic needs under international safeguards through the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This Presidential initiative has obligated materials at several Department of Energy (DOE) facilities for these safeguards activities to demonstrate the willingness of the US to ban production or use of nuclear materials outside of international safeguards. However, IAEA inspection activities generally tend to be intrusive in nature and are not consistent with several domestic safeguards procedures implemented to reduce worker radiation exposures and increase the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of accounting for and storing of special nuclear materials. To help identify and provide workable solutions to these concerns, the Office of Safeguards and Security has conducted a program to determine possible changes to the DOE safeguards and security requirements designed to help facilities under international safeguards inspections more easily comply with domestic safeguards goals during international inspection activities. This paper will discuss the impact of international inspection activities on facility safeguards operations and departmental safeguards procedures and policies.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95016839

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  • 36. annual meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, Palm Desert, CA (United States), 9-12 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE95016839
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-2228
  • Report No.: CONF-950787--47
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102133
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622494

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Zack, N.R. & Crawford, D.W. International inspection activity impacts upon DOE safeguards requirements, article, September 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622494/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.