Evolution of Safeguards over Time: Past, Present, and Projected Facilities, Material, and Budget

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This study examines the past trends and evolution of safeguards over time and projects growth through 2030. The report documents the amount of nuclear material and facilities under safeguards from 1970 until present, along with the corresponding budget. Estimates for the future amount of facilities and material under safeguards are made according to non-nuclear-weapons states’ (NNWS) plans to build more nuclear capacity and sustain current nuclear infrastructure. Since nuclear energy is seen as a clean and economic option for base load electric power, many countries are seeking to either expand their current nuclear infrastructure, or introduce nuclear power. In order ... continued below

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Kollar, Lenka & Mathews, Caroline E. July 1, 2009.

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This study examines the past trends and evolution of safeguards over time and projects growth through 2030. The report documents the amount of nuclear material and facilities under safeguards from 1970 until present, along with the corresponding budget. Estimates for the future amount of facilities and material under safeguards are made according to non-nuclear-weapons states’ (NNWS) plans to build more nuclear capacity and sustain current nuclear infrastructure. Since nuclear energy is seen as a clean and economic option for base load electric power, many countries are seeking to either expand their current nuclear infrastructure, or introduce nuclear power. In order to feed new nuclear power plants and sustain existing ones, more nuclear facilities will need to be built, and thus more nuclear material will be introduced into the safeguards system. The projections in this study conclude that a zero real growth scenario for the IAEA safeguards budget will result in large resource gaps in the near future.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-18772
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1015532 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1015532
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc840747

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Kollar, Lenka & Mathews, Caroline E. Evolution of Safeguards over Time: Past, Present, and Projected Facilities, Material, and Budget, report, July 1, 2009; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc840747/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.