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This paper describes in detail the functioning of the regional safeguards system of Euratom which applies to 12 member states and which is based on 34 years of practical experience. Emphasis is put on the legal - not contractual - framework in which this system is embedded, and in particular on the fact that Euratom deals with the operators of nuclear installations individually and not with national authorities. The obligations of these operators, the verification activities of Euratom and the size of the Euratom system are described. The characteristics of the nuclear materials accountancy system of Euratom are shown and the criteria for the recognition of a safeguards system as a regional system are discussed in detail. Finally, the cooperation of Euratom in the establishment of regional safeguards systems and of SSACs in Middle and Eastern Europe is outlined.

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Authors: KSCHWENDT H, Euratom Safeguards Directorate, Luxembourg (LU);GMELIN W, Euratom Safeguards Directorate, Luxembourg (LU);KLÖCKNER W, Euratom Safeguards Directorate, Luxembourg (LU);SCHENKEL R, Euratom Safeguards Directorate, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Scientific Seminar - Scientists for Nuclear Arms Non-Proliferation, Moscow (SU), June 24-27, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37703 ORA
Record Number: 199311052 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en