This chapter examines the nature of RDDs, the extent of the threat they pose, and what might be done to ensure that the threat is dealt with by means of accounting, monitoring and verification. On the basis of the technology and materials needed to construct an RDD, the chapter discusses the relevance of the IAEA safeguards system to the establishment of national measures for preventing the misuse of radioactive sources. It concludes that elements of the IAEA safeguards system can be used as a model.
|Title of host publication||The radiological threat: verification at the source|
|Publisher||VERTIC - London|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 2003|