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Title: U.S. cooperation with the Former Soviet Union in establishing national safeguards systems

Abstract

The Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission are leading US efforts to establish bilateral technical assistance programs with states of the Former Soviet Union in nuclear material safeguards and physical protection. These programs, which are being pursued under the nuclear weapons safety, security and dismantlement (SSD) initiative, are aimed at enhancing the national systems of nuclear material control and accounting (MC and A) and physical protection in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. In addition to these SSD-related efforts, programs may be undertaken with other newly independent states. The recipient countries will be aided in establishing national regulatory programs, in implementing information systems for materials accountability, and in enhancing MC and A and physical protection at selected facilities. Plans call for a multi-year effort in each country, beginning with the definition of requirements and continuing through system design, development and implementation, and technology transfer. Technical assistance, training, equipment, and other materials and services will be provided. Agreements for cooperation with Russia and Ukraine have been negotiated, but have not been signed. An agreement with Kazakhstan has also been drafted. To date, Belarus has not requested assistance and discussions with other newly independent states have yet to occur.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
  2. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
61383
Report Number(s):
CONF-930749-
TRN: IM9526%%165
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 34. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Scottsdale, AZ (United States), 18-21 Jul 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1993; Related Information: Is Part Of Nuclear materials management. 34th Annual meeting proceedings: Volume 22; PB: 1190 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
35 ARMS CONTROL; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; UKRAINE; KAZAKHSTAN; BELARUS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; PLUTONIUM; PHYSICAL PROTECTION; HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM; NUCLEAR WEAPONS DISMANTLEMENT; SAFEGUARDS; PROLIFERATION; OPTIMIZATION; THEFT

Citation Formats

Cherry, R, Kuzmycz, G, Sanders, K, and Ting, P. U.S. cooperation with the Former Soviet Union in establishing national safeguards systems. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Cherry, R, Kuzmycz, G, Sanders, K, & Ting, P. U.S. cooperation with the Former Soviet Union in establishing national safeguards systems. United States.
Cherry, R, Kuzmycz, G, Sanders, K, and Ting, P. Fri . "U.S. cooperation with the Former Soviet Union in establishing national safeguards systems". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission are leading US efforts to establish bilateral technical assistance programs with states of the Former Soviet Union in nuclear material safeguards and physical protection. These programs, which are being pursued under the nuclear weapons safety, security and dismantlement (SSD) initiative, are aimed at enhancing the national systems of nuclear material control and accounting (MC and A) and physical protection in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. In addition to these SSD-related efforts, programs may be undertaken with other newly independent states. The recipient countries will be aided in establishing national regulatory programs, in implementing information systems for materials accountability, and in enhancing MC and A and physical protection at selected facilities. Plans call for a multi-year effort in each country, beginning with the definition of requirements and continuing through system design, development and implementation, and technology transfer. Technical assistance, training, equipment, and other materials and services will be provided. Agreements for cooperation with Russia and Ukraine have been negotiated, but have not been signed. An agreement with Kazakhstan has also been drafted. To date, Belarus has not requested assistance and discussions with other newly independent states have yet to occur.},
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