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  • Main Title Status of U.S. programs for material protection, control & accounting assistance to Ukraine and Kazakstan


  • Author: Roche, C.T.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Zinneman, T.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Rudolph, R.R.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois
    Additional Info: Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The United States is one of several donor states providing technical assistance to the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) for improving their systems for control of nuclear materials. Ukraine and Kazakstan have significant nuclear energy programs. Both countries have committed to nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. They have signed the NPT and have safeguards agreements with the U.S. concerning development of state systems of control, accounting and physical protection of nuclear materials. As directed by the DOE - International Safeguards Division (now the DOE - Russia/NIS Nuclear Materials Security Task Force), technical specialists from several national laboratories, including Argonne, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest and Sandia, as well as representatives of other U.S. Government organizations, such as the NRC, DOD/DNA and the New Brunswick Laboratory, are interacting with government regulatory and facility personnel of Ukraine and Kazakstan. Argonne has program coordination responsibilities for both countries. In support of agreements between the U.S. and Ukraine and the U.S. and Kazakstan, the DOE is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to aid in the evaluation, design, development, and implementation of nuclear material safeguards. This assistance includes: (1) information systems for tracking and reporting the location of nuclear materials, (2) application of nuclear measurement techniques for verifying inventories, (3) material control and accounting (MC&A) systems, and (4) physical protection (PP) systems. Site survey teams, including both MC&A and PP experts from several national labs, have visited Ukraine and Kazakstan. This paper summarizes activities to date and future plans.
  • Physical Description: 7 p.


  • Keyword: Training
  • Keyword: Information Systems
  • Keyword: Iaea
  • Keyword: Physical Protection
  • Keyword: Us Doe
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Safeguards
  • Keyword: Ukraine
  • Keyword: Nuclear Materials Management
  • Keyword: Agreements
  • Keyword: Security
  • Keyword: Kazakhstan


  • Conference: 5. international conference on facility-safeguards interface, Jackson Hole, WY (United States), 24-30 Sep 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE96002348
  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP--87792
  • Report No.: CONF-950923--18
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 135167
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626638


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE96002348