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Title: Physical protection philosophy and techniques in Sweden

The circumstances for the protection of nuclear power plants are special in Sweden. A very important factor is that armed guards at the facilities are alien to the Swedish society. They do not use them. The Swedish concept of physical protection accepts that the aggressor will get into the facility. With this in mind, the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) has established the policy that administrative, technical, and organizational measures will be directed toward preventing an aggressor from damaging the reactor, even if he has occupied the facility. In addition, the best conditions possible shall be established for the operator and the police to reoccupy the plant. The author believes this policy is different from that of many other countries. Therefore, he focusses on the Swedish philosophy and techniques for the physical protection of nuclear power plants.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6241601
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: JNMM; (United States); Journal Volume: 16:2
Research Org:
Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SECURITY PERSONNEL; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PHYSICAL PROTECTION; SWEDEN; ENERGY POLICY; NATIONAL DEFENSE; RADIATION TRANSPORT; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; EUROPE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; PERSONNEL; POWER PLANTS; SCANDINAVIA; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WESTERN EUROPE 055000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Safeguards, Inspection, & Accountability; 290600 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy