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Although special nuclear materials are heavily guarded (but not under international control), it cannot be excluded that such material is diverted and falls into the hands of subnational groups, international terrorists or states reaching out for nuclear weapons. Indeed, recently cases of illicit trafficking of nuclear material have been observed. Seized material from about 20 cases has been analysed in our institute in order to determine its origin and intended use.

It is suggested that a database be established by specialists from all the different fields of nuclear material production and use to allow characterization of nuclear material.

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Authors: KOCH L, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: VIII Amaldi Conference 'Overcoming the Obstacles to Peace in the Post-Cold War Era', Piacenza (IT), October 5-7, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39501 ORA
Record Number: 199610182 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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