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The objective of this document is to give a broad general outline of all activities of the DCS-EURATOM in Luxembourg. This includes: (i) the safeguards system in Europe and its legal basis (the Euratom Treaty); (ii) presentation of the nuclear material accountability system, in compliance with the procedure 3227/76; (iii) the goals of the Euratom safeguards system, the meaning of terms such as goal quantity, detection time, detection probability and false alarm probability, and the test of hypothesis; (iv) the possible methods for diversion/concealment of nuclear material and falsification of data by the operator, consequent diversion scenarios (gross, partial and defective) and examples; (v) verification of operator's data, inspection schemes for the different types of plant, and sampling schemes; (vi) the main measurement systems used by the inspectorate when carrying out the inspection.

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Authors: COVINI R, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Presentazione delle attività dell'Euratom, Bologna (IT), January 19-22, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 37297 ORA
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