Model of a Generic Natural Uranium Conversion Plant ? Suggested Measures to Strengthen International Safeguards

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This is the final report that closed a joint collaboration effort between DOE and the National Nuclear Energy Commission of Brazil (CNEN). In 2005, DOE and CNEN started a collaborative effort to evaluate measures that can strengthen the effectiveness of international safeguards at a natural uranium conversion plant (NUCP). The work was performed by DOE s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and CNEN. A generic model of a NUCP was developed and typical processing steps were defined. Advanced instrumentation and techniques for verification purposes were identified and investigated. The scope of the work was triggered by the International Atomic Energy Agency ... continued below

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Raffo-Caiado, Ana Claudia; Begovich, John M & Ferrada, Juan J November 1, 2009.

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This is the final report that closed a joint collaboration effort between DOE and the National Nuclear Energy Commission of Brazil (CNEN). In 2005, DOE and CNEN started a collaborative effort to evaluate measures that can strengthen the effectiveness of international safeguards at a natural uranium conversion plant (NUCP). The work was performed by DOE s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and CNEN. A generic model of a NUCP was developed and typical processing steps were defined. Advanced instrumentation and techniques for verification purposes were identified and investigated. The scope of the work was triggered by the International Atomic Energy Agency s 2003 revised policy concerning the starting point of safeguards at uranium conversion facilities. Prior to this policy only the final products of the uranium conversion plant were considered to be of composition and purity suitable for use in the nuclear fuel cycle and therefore, subject to the IAEA safeguards control. DOE and CNEN have explored options for implementing the IAEA policy, although Brazil understands that the new policy established by the IAEA is beyond the framework of the Quadripartite Agreement of which it is one of the parties, together with Argentina, the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC) and the IAEA. Two technical papers on this subject were published at the 2005 and 2008 INMM Annual Meetings.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2008/195
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/969659 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 969659
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc929172

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Raffo-Caiado, Ana Claudia; Begovich, John M & Ferrada, Juan J. Model of a Generic Natural Uranium Conversion Plant ? Suggested Measures to Strengthen International Safeguards, report, November 1, 2009; [Tennessee]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929172/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.