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Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons learnt and future perspectives

Abstract

From the inception of the implementation of the Quadripartite Agreement (INFCIRC/435), in 1991, ABACC has had an important role at the non-proliferation agenda and has also been an active player in the international safeguards. It was necessary for ABACC to develop a technical capacity to face the challenges to be a safeguards agency and to gain credibility in the nuclear safeguards world. This capacity means to develop and implement safeguards systems in the technical area, in the inspection framework, in the conceptual analysis of processes and approaches and in the political scenario. These tasks conducted the strategic plan of ABACC on the last 20 years. Among the accomplishments, ABACC has been involved in the application of safeguards to sensitive and complex installations, in developing safeguards instrumentation, in establishing a technical and trained inspectorate, in constructing a cooperative and coordinate environment with IAEA for safeguards application. Other challenges as R and D of equipment and quality assurance systems were also managed during all these years. ESARDA is one forum that ABACC is involved and always shares experience and ideas. On July 18th, 2011 ABACC will formally complete 20 years. This paper summarizes the accomplishments, lessons learnt and future actions for strengthen  More>>
Authors:
Peixoto, Orpet J.M. [1] 
  1. ABACC- Brazilian Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2012
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ESARDA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 47
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; DOMESTIC SAFEGUARDS; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; SAFEGUARD REGULATIONS; SAFEGUARDS
OSTI ID:
22129297
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0392-3029; TRN: IT1300138084420
Availability:
Available from https://esarda.jrc.ec.europa.eu/images//Bulletin/Files/B_2012_047.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 4-9
Announcement Date:
Sep 19, 2013

Citation Formats

Peixoto, Orpet J.M. Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons learnt and future perspectives. Italy: N. p., 2012. Web.
Peixoto, Orpet J.M. Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons learnt and future perspectives. Italy.
Peixoto, Orpet J.M. 2012. "Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons learnt and future perspectives." Italy.
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title = {Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons learnt and future perspectives}
author = {Peixoto, Orpet J.M.}
abstractNote = {From the inception of the implementation of the Quadripartite Agreement (INFCIRC/435), in 1991, ABACC has had an important role at the non-proliferation agenda and has also been an active player in the international safeguards. It was necessary for ABACC to develop a technical capacity to face the challenges to be a safeguards agency and to gain credibility in the nuclear safeguards world. This capacity means to develop and implement safeguards systems in the technical area, in the inspection framework, in the conceptual analysis of processes and approaches and in the political scenario. These tasks conducted the strategic plan of ABACC on the last 20 years. Among the accomplishments, ABACC has been involved in the application of safeguards to sensitive and complex installations, in developing safeguards instrumentation, in establishing a technical and trained inspectorate, in constructing a cooperative and coordinate environment with IAEA for safeguards application. Other challenges as R and D of equipment and quality assurance systems were also managed during all these years. ESARDA is one forum that ABACC is involved and always shares experience and ideas. On July 18th, 2011 ABACC will formally complete 20 years. This paper summarizes the accomplishments, lessons learnt and future actions for strengthen the ABACC safeguards role. It also addresses the collaboration of ABACC with other organizations in the non-proliferation and international safeguards arena.}
journal = {ESARDA Bulletin}
volume = {47}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Italy}
year = {2012}
month = {Jun}
}