A review of existing model of no-notice randomized inspection and their potential application to model Pu handling facilities

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Literature regarding two alternative safeguards concepts--randomization and zones--is reviewed. The concepts were introduced in the early 1980`s to address the need to make safeguards more efficient in the light of the increasing number of facilities under safeguards and a fixed IAEA inspection budget. The paper discusses literature broadly relating these approaches to IAEA needs and objectives, reports from IAEA consultants meetings, reports of field trials, and other technical papers. The review suggests that the approaches have been extensively considered on a theoretical and practical level, and that the safeguards community endorses them on a conceptual level as potentially valid ways ... continued below

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Sanborn, J. & Lu, M.S. December 31, 1997.

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Literature regarding two alternative safeguards concepts--randomization and zones--is reviewed. The concepts were introduced in the early 1980`s to address the need to make safeguards more efficient in the light of the increasing number of facilities under safeguards and a fixed IAEA inspection budget. The paper discusses literature broadly relating these approaches to IAEA needs and objectives, reports from IAEA consultants meetings, reports of field trials, and other technical papers. The review suggests that the approaches have been extensively considered on a theoretical and practical level, and that the safeguards community endorses them on a conceptual level as potentially valid ways of achieving safeguards objectives. Actual utilization of the ideas in safeguards practice has to proceed on a case-by-case basis, but progress is being made.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99000781

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  • Other: DE99000781
  • Report No.: BNL--65673
  • Report No.: SSN--97-22
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • DOI: 10.2172/290855 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 290855
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678017

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Sanborn, J. & Lu, M.S. A review of existing model of no-notice randomized inspection and their potential application to model Pu handling facilities, report, December 31, 1997; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678017/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.