Routine inspection effort required for verification of a nuclear material production cutoff convention

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On 27 September 1993, President Clinton proposed {open_quotes}... a multilateral convention prohibiting the production of highly enriched uranium or plutonium for nuclear explosives purposes or outside of international safeguards.{close_quotes} The UN General Assembly subsequently adopted a resolution recommending negotiation of a non-discriminatory, multilateral, and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty (hereinafter referred to as {open_quotes}the Cutoff Convention{close_quotes}) banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. The matter is now on the agenda of the Conference on Disarmament, although not yet under negotiation. This accord would, in effect, place all fissile material (defined as highly enriched uranium and plutonium) produced after ... continued below

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Dougherty, D.; Fainberg, A.; Sanborn, J.; Allentuck, J. & Sun, C. November 1, 1996.

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On 27 September 1993, President Clinton proposed {open_quotes}... a multilateral convention prohibiting the production of highly enriched uranium or plutonium for nuclear explosives purposes or outside of international safeguards.{close_quotes} The UN General Assembly subsequently adopted a resolution recommending negotiation of a non-discriminatory, multilateral, and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty (hereinafter referred to as {open_quotes}the Cutoff Convention{close_quotes}) banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. The matter is now on the agenda of the Conference on Disarmament, although not yet under negotiation. This accord would, in effect, place all fissile material (defined as highly enriched uranium and plutonium) produced after entry into force (EIF) of the accord under international safeguards. {open_quotes}Production{close_quotes} would mean separation of the material in question from radioactive fission products, as in spent fuel reprocessing, or enrichment of uranium above the 20% level, which defines highly enriched uranium (HEU). Facilities where such production could occur would be safeguarded to verify that either such production is not occurring or that all material produced at these facilities is maintained under safeguards.

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  • Other: DE97002847
  • Report No.: BNL--63744
  • Report No.: SSN--96-14
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/434426 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 434426
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675899

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Dougherty, D.; Fainberg, A.; Sanborn, J.; Allentuck, J. & Sun, C. Routine inspection effort required for verification of a nuclear material production cutoff convention, report, November 1, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675899/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.