Diversion scenarios in an aqueous reprocessing facility
Author(s)Calderón, Lindsay Lorraine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
Michael W. Golay.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency requires nuclear facilities around the world to abide by heavily enforced safeguards to prevent proliferation. Nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities are designed to be proliferation-resistant and to use surveillance systems. While experience with small-scale reprocessing facilities has allowed for well understood safeguards, large-scale reprocessing facilities pose a new difficulty because of the larger error margins involved with the large volumes of spent fuel that is being processed. First, a hypothetical spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility is described along with proliferation resistance methods typically used in actual facilities. This model establishes a foundation for studying diversion scenarios using a success tree method.
Thesis (S.M. and S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2009.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 59).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nuclear Science and Engineering.