Accession Number : AD0748321

Title :   Validating Safeguard Information,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RICHLAND WASH PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABS

Personal Author(s) : Bennett,Carl A.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The stated purpose of safeguards is 'to detect, and so deter by the threat of detection, the diversion of nuclear materials to unauthorized uses'. To accomplish this purpose every responsible safeguarding authority, from first line supervision in operating plants to an international agency, carries out certain prescribed activities designed to provide 'assurance that significant diversion has not taken place'. These activities may differ with 'level'; i.e., as we proceed from first line supervision to plant management to national or regional authorities to international authorities the nature of the activities carried out to achieve the ultimate purpose of safeguards will differ. This difference is due not only to the nature of the restrictions, both political and practical, imposed at the various levels, but also to the varying nature of the threat presented at each succeeding level of responsibility.

Descriptors :   (*REACTOR FUELS, INVENTORY ANALYSIS), RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, DETECTION, SAFETY

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE