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TecDoc Series Publications

  • Detection of Radioactive Materials at Borders
    IAEA TECDOC Series No.  1312
  • The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance for Member States for use by customs, police or other law enforcement bodies on the radiation monitoring of vehicles, people and commodities at border crossing facilities as a countermeasure to illicit trafficking and also to detect inadvertent movement of radioactive materials. Such monitoring may be one component of efforts towards finding radioactive materials that have been lost from control and which may enter a Member State.
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  • Response to Events Involving the Inadvertent Movement or Illicit Trafficking of Radioactive Materials
    IAEA TECDOC Series No.  1313
  • The prime objective of this publication is to provide Member States with practical information for use by emergency response and law enforcement personnel involved in dealing with incidents of inadvertent movement or illicit trafficking of radioactive materials. The purpose of the response is to regain control of the relevant radioactive materials so that the risk of harm to people and the environment is mitigated.
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  • Prevention of the Inadvertent Movement and Illicit Trafficking of Radioactive Materials
    IAEA TECDOC Series No.  1311
  • This publication will primarily be of interest to customs, border police and other law enforcement bodies. It outlines the typical regulatory framework so that customs, police and other law enforcement staff are aware of the measures being taken to prevent loss of control. It also deals with the roles of customs, border police and other law enforcement bodies in the prevention of the inadvertent movement and illicit trafficking of radioactive materials.
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  • Security of Radioactive Sources - Interim Guidance for Comment
    IAEA TECDOC Series No.  1355
  • This report is primarily addressed to regulatory authorities but it is also intended to provide guidance to manufacturers, suppliers and users of sources. Its objective is to assist Member States in deciding which security measures are needed to ensure consistency with the International Basic Safety Standards and the Revised Code of Conduct for the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources. It is recognized that there must be a balance between managing sources safely and securely, while still enabling them to be used by authorized personnel without undue hindrance. Thus the level of security should be commensurate with the potential hazard posed by the source, recognizing the need to ensure appropriate use of the source for beneficial purposes.
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  • Guidance and Considerations for the Implementation of INFCIRC/225/Rev.4, The Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities
    IAEA TECDOC Series No.  967 (Rev. 1)/R
  • The Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities, INFCIRC/225/Rev.4, provides recommendations for the physical protection of nuclear material against unauthorized removal during its use, storage and transport, whether domestic or international and whether for peaceful or military use, and provides recommendations for protection against sabotage of nuclear material or facilities. The recommendations contained in INFCIRC/225/Rev.4 detail the elements that should be included in a State's system of physical protection. They also recognize the potential proliferation concerns arising from the unauthorized removal of nuclear material and the potential adverse health and safety consequences resulting from the sabotage of nuclear material or facilities. Most industrialized and developing countries follow these recommendations in the establishment and operation of their physical protection systems.
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