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NCJ Number: 63601 Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTING NUCLEAR THEFT - GUIDELINES FOR INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT
Corporate Author: Praeger Publishers
United States of America
Editor(s): R B LEACHMAN; P ALTHOFF
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 408
Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation
Washington, DC 20550
Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORTS FROM THE 1971 SYMPOSIUM OF IMPLEMENTING NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS PRESENT DIFFERING INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH PROTECTING NUCLEAR MATERIALS DURING THE 1970'S AND IN THE FUTURE.
Abstract: THE PAPERS, SUMMARIES, AND DISCUSSIONS FORM THE SYMPOSIUM INDICATE THE STATE OF THINKING ON THE OVERALL SAFEGUARDS PROBLEM AND VENTURE INTO RELEVANT AREAS THAT HAVE RECEIVED RELATIVELY LITTLE ATTENTION IN THE PUBLIC FORUMS. THE DISCUSSION CONCENTRATES ON ASPECTS OF DEVELOPING IMPORTANCE TO THE SAFEGUARDS PROBLEM AND ITS SOLUTION. THE GOAL OF LASTING INTERNATIONAL PEACE REQUIRES DEDICATED EXPERTS COMMITTED TO THE APPLICATION OF FEASIBLE CONTROLS ON NUCLEAR MATERIALS. SUCH CONTROLS MUST NOT DEPRIVE NATIONS OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE NUCLEAR ENERGY TO BENEFIT THEIR PEOPLE, BUT THEY MUST PREVENT THE CLANDESTINE MANUFACTURE OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES. ANTIPROLIFERATION PROGRAMS REQUIRE A MULTIFACETED APPROACH USING PHYSICAL AND DESIGN SECURITY SYSTEMS, COORDINATION OF POLICE AGENCIES, AND ADAPTATION OF PROPOSALS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY. DISCUSSION OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SAFEGUARDS SYSTEMS REVEALS THE APPREHENSION OF REGULATORY AGENCIES TOWARDS BARGAINING WITH INDUSTRIES AND GOVERNMENTS; ALTHOUGH COOPERATION IS A REQUIREMENT OF SAFEGUARDS, IT SHOULD NOT RESULT IN WEAKENED SECURITY STANDARDS. PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES AND POLITICAL RESEARCH INVOLVING SIMULATIONS HAVE DEVELOPED MODELS FOR EXAMINING SAFEGUARDS SYSTEMS AND HAVE SHOWN THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL FACTORS ON PUBLIC POLICY DECISIONS. THEFT PREVENTION SYSTEMS, NUCLEAR DETECTION METHODS, AND FACILITY INSPECTIONS ARE DISCUSSED IN SPECIFIC PRESENTATIONS. TABULAR DATA, REFERENCES, AND A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS ARE PROVIDED. FOR INDIVIDUAL SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION, SEE NCJ 63602-63613. (TWK)
Index Term(s): Crisis management; International cooperation; Nuclear facility security; Nuclear terrorism; Radioactive material; Simul as basis for social agents decisions; Simulation
Note: PROCEEDINGS OF A SYMPOSIUM OF IMPLEMENTING NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS, SPONSORED BY THE DIVERSION SAFEGUARDS PROGRAM ON THE CAMPUS OF KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, OCTOBER 25-27, 1971 ONE OF THE PRAEGER SERIES OF SPECIAL STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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