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

Abstract

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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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1004539
Report Number(s):
PNNL-19626
NN4003010; TRN: US1100974
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DESIGN; IAEA; IMPLEMENTATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; REPROCESSING; ROKKASHO REPROCESSING PLANT; SAFEGUARDS

Citation Formats

Johnson, Shirley J., and Ehinger, Michael. Designing and Operating for Safeguards: Lessons Learned From the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP). United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/1004539.
Johnson, Shirley J., & Ehinger, Michael. Designing and Operating for Safeguards: Lessons Learned From the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP). United States. doi:10.2172/1004539.
Johnson, Shirley J., and Ehinger, Michael. Sat . "Designing and Operating for Safeguards: Lessons Learned From the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP)". United States. doi:10.2172/1004539. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1004539.
@article{osti_1004539,
title = {Designing and Operating for Safeguards: Lessons Learned From the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP)},
author = {Johnson, Shirley J. and Ehinger, Michael},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.2172/1004539},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {8}
}

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