Designing and Operating for Safeguards: Lessons Learned From the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP)

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This paper will address the lessons learned during the implementation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP) which are relevant to the issue of ‘safeguards by design’. However, those lessons are a result of a cumulative history of international safeguards experiences starting with the West Valley reprocessing plant in 1969, continuing with the Barnwell plant, and then with the implementation of international safeguards at WAK in Germany and TRP in Japan. The design and implementation of safeguards at RRP in Japan is the latest and most challenging that the IAEA has faced. This paper ... continued below

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Johnson, Shirley J. & Ehinger, Michael August 7, 2010.

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This paper will address the lessons learned during the implementation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards at the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP) which are relevant to the issue of ‘safeguards by design’. However, those lessons are a result of a cumulative history of international safeguards experiences starting with the West Valley reprocessing plant in 1969, continuing with the Barnwell plant, and then with the implementation of international safeguards at WAK in Germany and TRP in Japan. The design and implementation of safeguards at RRP in Japan is the latest and most challenging that the IAEA has faced. This paper will discuss the work leading up to the development of a safeguards approach, the design and operating features that were introduced to improve or aid in implementing the safeguards approach, and the resulting recommendations for future facilities. It will provide an overview of how ‘safeguardability’ was introduced into RRP.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-19626
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1004539 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1004539
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc830764

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Johnson, Shirley J. & Ehinger, Michael. Designing and Operating for Safeguards: Lessons Learned From the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP), report, August 7, 2010; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc830764/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.