Since 1996, the IAEA's International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) has been helping states to identify ways to strengthen the protection of nuclear materials and facilities. At the request of a state, the IAEA assembles a team of international experts to assess the State's physical protection system, compare it with international best practices and make recommendations for improvements. The IPPAS mission can be conducted on a nation-wide or facility-specific basis. In January and February 2012, an IPPAS mission took place at various nuclear facilities in the Netherlands. Khammar Mrabit, Director, IAEA Office of Nuclear Security, discusses the purpose and goals of an IPPAS mission.
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