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Accession Number DE13-1098314
Title Incorporation of New, Automated Environmental Sampling Systems into Safeguards Approaches.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 55p
Personal Author B. D. Boyer L. Sexton N. Anheier P. Cable-Dunlop
Abstract The three technologies--tamper resistant/indicating aerosol contaminant extractor (TRIACE), laser ablation laser absorbance ratio spectrometry-environmental sampling (LAARSES), and LAARS destructive assay (DA)--have the potential to revolutionize aspects of sampling at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs). The environmental sampling capabilities of TRIACE and LAARSES have the ability to provide unattended and remote monitoring equipment at a GCEP that constantly samples the environment for anomalous uranium particles that are indicative of clandestine enrichment to highly enriched uranium (HEU). This ability would allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to have a nearly continuous scanning presence for potential HEU production at a facility. LAARSES has on-site sample verification possibilities, with an analysis unit concept designed to fit in a standard IAEA tamper indicating equipment rack. The LAARSES aerosol collector will need development of a tampering indicating technology, as planned for the future. This approach can save significant time and effort to obtain assay results from the samples collected onsite, compared to shipping and analyzing samples offsite. An effort to determine if the LAARSES analysis unit could analyze the TRIACE samples would also be of value. Having the capability to analyze samples onsite and have results in real time for inspectors to formulate actions while on-site would be a big advantage of these systems.
Keywords Aerosols
Air pollution sampling
Centrifuge enrichment plants
Environmental exposure pathways
Environmental management
Highly enriched uranium
Nuclear power plants

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
68F - Radiation Pollution & Control
77 - Nuclear Science & Technology
Corporate Author Los Alamos National Lab., NM.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number DE-AC52-06NA25396

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