The role of non-quantifiable aspects in nuclear safeguards
Nuclear material accountancy is a fundamental and unchallenged pillar of the Euratom and IAEA safeguards systems. Nuclear material accountancy measures have also been used traditionally to derive quantifiable safeguards conclusions. However, it should not be overlooked that the achievement of the safeguards objectives depends also to an increasingly large degree on so-called non-quantifiable aspects and their appropriate evaluation and follow up. The purpose of this paper is therefore to review the performance of the Euratom safeguards system in the past, with a view to identifying those components which have been shown to contribute to the detection of diversions or important discrepancies. These components are then identified as quantifiable or non-quantifiable.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: INMM 34th Annual Meeting, Scottsdale (US), July 18-21, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37707 ORA
Record Number: 199311055 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en