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Title: Nuclear Security for Floating Nuclear Power Plants

Abstract

Recently there has been a lot of interest in small modular reactors. A specific type of these small modular reactors (SMR,) are marine based power plants called floating nuclear power plants (FNPP). These FNPPs are typically built by countries with extensive knowledge of nuclear energy, such as Russia, France, China and the US. These FNPPs are built in one country and then sent to countries in need of power and/or seawater desalination. Fifteen countries have expressed interest in acquiring such power stations. Some designs for such power stations are briefly summarized. Several different avenues for cooperation in FNPP technology are proposed, including IAEA nuclear security (i.e. safeguards), multilateral or bilateral agreements, and working with Russian design that incorporates nuclear safeguards for IAEA inspections in non-nuclear weapons states

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1223744
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-27946
TRN: US1500825
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; OFFSHORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; USA; DESALINATION; SEAWATER; NUCLEAR ENERGY; SECURITY; DESIGN; SAFEGUARDS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Citation Formats

Skiba, James M., and Scherer, Carolynn P. Nuclear Security for Floating Nuclear Power Plants. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1223744.
Skiba, James M., & Scherer, Carolynn P. Nuclear Security for Floating Nuclear Power Plants. United States. doi:10.2172/1223744.
Skiba, James M., and Scherer, Carolynn P. Tue . "Nuclear Security for Floating Nuclear Power Plants". United States. doi:10.2172/1223744. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1223744.
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abstractNote = {Recently there has been a lot of interest in small modular reactors. A specific type of these small modular reactors (SMR,) are marine based power plants called floating nuclear power plants (FNPP). These FNPPs are typically built by countries with extensive knowledge of nuclear energy, such as Russia, France, China and the US. These FNPPs are built in one country and then sent to countries in need of power and/or seawater desalination. Fifteen countries have expressed interest in acquiring such power stations. Some designs for such power stations are briefly summarized. Several different avenues for cooperation in FNPP technology are proposed, including IAEA nuclear security (i.e. safeguards), multilateral or bilateral agreements, and working with Russian design that incorporates nuclear safeguards for IAEA inspections in non-nuclear weapons states},
doi = {10.2172/1223744},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 13 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue Oct 13 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
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