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Nuclear Forensics in Support of Investigations

Implementing Guide

IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 2-G (Rev. 1)
English STI/PUB/1687 978-92-0-102115-1
80 2 38.00 2015

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This publication is a revision of IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 2, Nuclear Forensics Support, which was published in 2006. Since then, there has been substantive expansion and confidence in the application of nuclear forensics globally to effectively counter the threat of nuclear and other radioactive materials out of regulatory control. Most significantly, nuclear forensics has been applied in response to a number of incidents involving the illicit trafficking of highly enriched uranium and plutonium. The essential lessons learned from these experiences are incorporated in the revised publication to update the procedures and methods used in the conduct of a nuclear forensic examination as well as stress the importance of international cooperation.

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Keywords

IAEA Nuclear Security, Physical Protection of Radioactive Material, Radioactive Substances, Security Measures, Forensic Sciences, Nuclear Forensics, Nuclear Terrorism, Highly Enriched Uranium, Plutonium, Radiation Accidents, International Cooperation, Radiological Crime Scene Management, Illicit Trafficking, Radionuclides, Fuel Cycles

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