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Abstract

The past several years have seen a new cooperation emerge between the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the European Community (EC), TACIS program and the United Stated MPC and A Program, with the scope to enhance safeguards of nuclear materials. Recently, under the EC/TACIS program, JRC/ISPRA has worked in close collaboration with operators and inspectorate agencies of the CIS to identify needs. A volume measurement station was delivered, installed and calibrated at the Ulba fuel fabrication facility in Kazakhstan, in December 1996. A follow-up project will deliver similar systems for measurements in a large number of tanks in 1998. In parallel, a mass/volume training laboratory is being installed at the Russian Methodological Training Centre at Obninsk to provide indigenous capabilities to train Russian scientists in volume measurement technology. Plans are being developed for similar installations at several more Russian Institutes in the near future. Between the TASIS program of the EC, and the MPC and A program in the United States and with cooperation from scientists in the CIS, improved measurements are being implemented to enhance safeguards of materials used for weapons.

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Authors: HUNT B A, JRC Ispra (IT);LANDAT D, JRC Ispra (IT);EHINGER M, ORNL, DOE (US);SUDA S, BNL-DOE (US);LIEBETRAU A, PNNL-DOE (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Tripartite Seminar on Nuclear Material Accounting and Control at Fuel Fabrication Plant, Obninsk (RU), April 21-26, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40550 ORA
Record Number: 199710852 / Last updated on: 1997-07-08
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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