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Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials: Experience in Regulation, Implementation and Operations Proceedings of an International Conference held in Vienna, 10-14 November 1997

Proceedings Series - International Atomic Energy Agency

English STI/PUB/1037 ¦ 92-0-101398-1

527 pages ¦ 31 figures ¦ € 116.50 ¦ Date published: 1998


Proceedings of a conference, Vienna, 10–14 November 1997, which aimed at fostering the exchange of information, practices and experience in order to assist States, where appropriate, in upgrading their programmes for the physical protection of nuclear materials and combating illicit trafficking. It focused on the regimes, equipment and procedures currently used to minimize the possibilities of unauthorized removal of nuclear material, whether by terrorists, criminals or facility employees, and to protect against sabotage.
Contents: Opening session; Contemporary and emerging issues; Experience in regulation I; Experience in regulation II; Implementation at facilities; Programme assessment and co-operation I; Programme assessment and co-operation II; Hardware/software; Illicit trafficking in nuclear materials; Transportation; Future considerations and summary of sessions.

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