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Design verification is an integral part of the safeguards concept of the THORP reprocessing plant. The paper describes how the inspectors identified, obtained, studied and exploited the technical information needed for the design verification activities. It highlights why design verification activities have to start a long time before the plant becomes operational. The difficulties related to the complexity of the plant are addressed. Design verification activities are also vital for the inspectors to get to know the plant in sufficient detail to enable the right safeguards conclusions to be drawn once the plant is in operation.

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Authors: NACKAERTS H, CEC Luxembourg (LU);VENCHIARUTTI J C, CEC Luxembourg (LU);PATTEN J, CEC Luxembourg (LU);WILLIAMS E, British Nuclear Fuels plc, THORP Division, Seascale (GB);TEMPLE A, British Nuclear Fuels plc, THORP Division, Seascale (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 15th ESARDA Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Roma (IT), May 11-13, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37537 ORA
Record Number: 199310865 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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