Vulnerability assessment of safeguarding a geological repository

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    In the last 15 years several IAEA working groups have developed safeguards approaches for the various stages and parts of geological repositories. In this presentation we will limit our evaluation to the last stage of the life cycle of a geological repository, i.e. the operation and the final closure of the repository. We summarise the diversion scenarios for a geological repository and we propose a methodology to assess its vulnerability, depending on the safeguards measures undertaken. Vulnerability can be assessed for each scenario based on three criteria: detection probability, false alarm probability and delay time. Details and practical implications are discussed based on an illustrative example. The assessment will result in recommendations for an effective and efficient safeguards approach for geological repositories.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st ESARDA Annual Meeting: Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Vilnius, Lithuania, 26-28 may 2009 (on CD)
    Place of PublicationItaly
    StatePublished - May 2009
    Event2009 - ESARDA - European Safeguards Research & Development Association: 31st ESARDA Annual Meeting - ESARDA + Institute for Transuranium Elements, Vilnius
    Duration: 26 May 200928 May 2009


    Conference2009 - ESARDA - European Safeguards Research & Development Association

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