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Security of Radioactive Sources

Implementing Guide

French Edition
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French STI/PUB/1387 978-92-0-232910-2
73 25.00 2012

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There are concerns that terrorist or criminal groups could gain access to high activity radioactive sources and use these sources maliciously. The IAEA is working with Member States to increase control, accounting and security of radioactive sources to prevent their malicious use and the associated potential consequences. Based on extensive input from technical and legal experts, this Implementing Guide sets forth guidance on the security of sources and will serve as a useful tool for legislators and regulators, physical protection specialists, and facility and transport operators, as well as for law enforcement officers.


IAEA Nuclear Security, Nuclear Material, Nuclear Installations, Nuclear Material Accountancy, Radioactive Material Security, Security Measures, Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources, National Requirements for Security, Regulatory Authority, Responsibilities of the State and Operator, Security Concepts, Security Culture, Security Functions, Design of Security Systems, Evaluation of Security Systems, Integration of Safety and Security Measures, Graded Approach, Vulnerability Assessment, Regulatory Programme, Regulatory Approach, Regulatory Body, Categorization of Radioactive Sources, Security Levels, Safety, Security

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