Inventory extension at the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility

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The planned renovation of the Nuclear Material Storage Facility (NMSF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be a significant addition to the plutonium storage capacity of the nuclear weapons complex. However, the utility of the facility may be impaired by an overly conservative approach to performing inventories of material in storage. This report examines options for taking advantage of provisions in Department of Energy orders to extend the time between inventories. These extensions are based on a combination of modern surveillance technology, facility design features, and revised operational procedures. The report also addresses the possibility that NMSF could be the ... continued below

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Stanbro, W.D.; Longmire, V.; Olinger, C.T. & Argo, P.E. September 1, 1996.

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The planned renovation of the Nuclear Material Storage Facility (NMSF) at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be a significant addition to the plutonium storage capacity of the nuclear weapons complex. However, the utility of the facility may be impaired by an overly conservative approach to performing inventories of material in storage. This report examines options for taking advantage of provisions in Department of Energy orders to extend the time between inventories. These extensions are based on a combination of modern surveillance technology, facility design features, and revised operational procedures. The report also addresses the possibility that NMSF could be the site of some form of international inspection as part of the US arms control and nonproliferation policy.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97000464

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1996

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  • Other: DE97000464
  • Report No.: LA--13196-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/392774 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 392774
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680646

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Stanbro, W.D.; Longmire, V.; Olinger, C.T. & Argo, P.E. Inventory extension at the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility, report, September 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680646/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.