Accession Number : ADA329383

Title :   Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safety: Concerns With the International Atomic Energy Agency's Technical Cooperation Program.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA329383

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has the dual role of promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and verifying that nuclear materials under its supervision are not diverted to military purposes (safeguards). Since 1958, in promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy through its technical cooperation program, IAEA has provided technical assistance to its member states by supplying equipment, expert services, and training that support the upgrading or establishment of nuclear techniques and facilities. Although the United States does not receive technical assistance, it has been the leading financial donor to IAEA'5 technical cooperation program. In March 1997, we reported to you on IAEA's technical assistance for Cuba, including assistance for the partially completed Cuban nuclear power reactors whose construction is suspended. As requested, this report examines (1) the purpose and effectiveness of IAEA's technical cooperation program, (2) the cost of U.S. participation in IAEA'5 technical cooperation program, and (3) whether the United States ensures that the activities of IAEA's technical cooperation program do not conflict with U.S. nuclear nonproliferation and safety goals.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, *NUCLEAR ENERGY, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FISSIONABLE MATERIALS, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, NUCLEAR REACTORS, COOPERATION, SYSTEM SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

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