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Title: Transparency in nuclear warhead dismantlement -- Limited chain of custody and warhead signatures

Abstract

The goal of the US Safeguards, Transparency, and Irreversibility (STI) initiative is the development of a series of transparency measures that provide confidence that nuclear warheads are actually being dismantled and that the fissile material being removed from these dismantled weapons is not recycled into new production. A limited chain of custody (LCC) would follow a warhead from the time it is declared excess until it is actually dismantled and the fissile materials are stored. Measurement of warhead signatures is an option in LCC using radiation detection techniques to confirm that a warhead has been dismantled, without intrusive inspections within the dismantlement facility. This paper discusses LCC and warhead signatures as well as indicate first results of laboratory measurements related to warhead signatures.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
  2. DynMeridian, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Mason and Hangar-Silas Mason Pantex Plant (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
596910
Report Number(s):
CONF-960767-
TRN: 98:004702
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 37. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Naples, FL (United States), 28 Jul - 1 Aug 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of 37. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management; PB: 1422 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 35 ARMS CONTROL; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; NUCLEAR WEAPONS DISMANTLEMENT; SAFEGUARDS; USA; FISSILE MATERIALS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; RADIATION DETECTION

Citation Formats

Kiernan, G., Percival, M., and Bratcher, L.. Transparency in nuclear warhead dismantlement -- Limited chain of custody and warhead signatures. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Kiernan, G., Percival, M., & Bratcher, L.. Transparency in nuclear warhead dismantlement -- Limited chain of custody and warhead signatures. United States.
Kiernan, G., Percival, M., and Bratcher, L.. 1996. "Transparency in nuclear warhead dismantlement -- Limited chain of custody and warhead signatures". United States. doi:.
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