Implementation of U.S. transparency monitoring under the U.S./Russian HEU purchase agreement [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1999.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 2.3 Megabytes pages : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- During the past three years US monitoring at Russian nuclear facilities, subject to the HEU Purchase Agreement, has evolved as MINATOM and DOE negotiators worked to improve transparency rights and as additional Russian facilities began processing HEU. The number of Russian nuclear facilities subject to US monitoring has increased from two in 1996 to the current four. In that time, physical monitoring, which only permitted visual inspections and access to process forms is being supplemented by instrumentation which detects U-235 enrichment of material in containers and instrumentation which is used to confirm that blending of HEU into LEU at the blending facilities is taking place. This paper summarizes the US HEU Transparency monitoring activities performed in Russian facilities. It then summarizes the process used to certify the Blend Down Monitoring System (BDMS) that is currently in use at one of these facilities.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:ucrl-jc-135145--rev-1
E 1.99: cd3013000
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
40th Annual Meeting Institute of Nuclear Material Management, Phoenix, AZ (US), 07/26/1999--07/29/1999.
Mastal, E F; Glaser, J W; Benton, J B.
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