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Title: A QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DIVERSION SCENARIOS FOR A EXAMPLE SODIUM FAST REACTOR USING THE GEN IV PR&PP METHODOLOGY

Abstract

A working group was created in 2002 by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) for the purpose of developing an internationally accepted methodology for assessing the Proliferation Resistance of a nuclear energy system (NES) and its individual elements. A two year case study is being performed by the experts group using this methodology to assess the proliferation resistance of a hypothetical NES called the Example Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR). This work demonstrates how the PR and PP methodology can be used to provide important information at various levels of details to NES designers, safeguard administrators and decision makers. The study analyzes the response of the complete ESFR nuclear energy system to different proliferation and theft strategies. The challenges considered include concealed diversion, concealed misuse and 'break out' strategies. This paper describes the work done in performing a qualitative assessment of concealed diversion scenarios from the ESFR.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1039860
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-60853
NN4003010; TRN: US1202255
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings of the 49th International Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting, July 13-17, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FAST REACTORS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PROLIFERATION; SAFEGUARDS; THEFT; Proliferation Resistance; Generation IV Internationa; Forum (GIF); Example Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR)

Citation Formats

Zentner, Michael D. A QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DIVERSION SCENARIOS FOR A EXAMPLE SODIUM FAST REACTOR USING THE GEN IV PR&PP METHODOLOGY. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Zentner, Michael D. A QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DIVERSION SCENARIOS FOR A EXAMPLE SODIUM FAST REACTOR USING THE GEN IV PR&PP METHODOLOGY. United States.
Zentner, Michael D. Mon . "A QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DIVERSION SCENARIOS FOR A EXAMPLE SODIUM FAST REACTOR USING THE GEN IV PR&PP METHODOLOGY". United States.
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author = {Zentner, Michael D},
abstractNote = {A working group was created in 2002 by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) for the purpose of developing an internationally accepted methodology for assessing the Proliferation Resistance of a nuclear energy system (NES) and its individual elements. A two year case study is being performed by the experts group using this methodology to assess the proliferation resistance of a hypothetical NES called the Example Sodium Fast Reactor (ESFR). This work demonstrates how the PR and PP methodology can be used to provide important information at various levels of details to NES designers, safeguard administrators and decision makers. The study analyzes the response of the complete ESFR nuclear energy system to different proliferation and theft strategies. The challenges considered include concealed diversion, concealed misuse and 'break out' strategies. This paper describes the work done in performing a qualitative assessment of concealed diversion scenarios from the ESFR.},
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