Safeguards and security requirements for weapons plutonium disposition in light water reactors

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This paper explores the issues surrounding the safeguarding of the plutonium disposition process in support of the United States nuclear weapons dismantlement program. It focuses on the disposition of the plutonium by burning mixed oxide fuel in light water reactors (LWR) and addresses physical protection, material control and accountability, personnel security and international safeguards. The S and S system needs to meet the requirements of the DOE Orders, NRC Regulations and international safeguards agreements. Experience has shown that incorporating S and S measures into early facility designs and integrating them into operations provides S and S that is more effective, ... continued below

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Thomas, L.L. & Strait, R.S. October 1, 1994.

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  • Thomas, L.L.
  • Strait, R.S. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Fission Energy and Systems Safety Program

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This paper explores the issues surrounding the safeguarding of the plutonium disposition process in support of the United States nuclear weapons dismantlement program. It focuses on the disposition of the plutonium by burning mixed oxide fuel in light water reactors (LWR) and addresses physical protection, material control and accountability, personnel security and international safeguards. The S and S system needs to meet the requirements of the DOE Orders, NRC Regulations and international safeguards agreements. Experience has shown that incorporating S and S measures into early facility designs and integrating them into operations provides S and S that is more effective, more economical, and less intrusive. The plutonium disposition safeguards requirements with which the US has the least experience are the implementation of international safeguards on plutonium metal; the large scale commercialization of the mixed oxide fuel fabrication; and the transportation to and loading in the LWRs of fresh mixed oxide fuel. It is in these areas where the effort needs to be concentrated if the US is to develop safeguards and security systems that are effective and efficient.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96011727

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  • Other: DE96011727
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--119331
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/251415 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 251415
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669491

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Thomas, L.L. & Strait, R.S. Safeguards and security requirements for weapons plutonium disposition in light water reactors, report, October 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669491/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.