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Russia, U.S. To Create System To Prevent Theft Of Nuclear Materials

Abstract:

According to Gennadiy Pshakin of the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) in Obninsk, experts from Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories are working with Russian experts to set up a system to track the movement of all fissionable materials inside IPPE. Interfax reported that similar work is being conducted at five other nuclear centers across Russia. These types of projects are designed to help nuclear facilities prevent the theft of their nuclear materials.

Abstract Number:  19960820
Headline:  Russia, U.S. To Create System To Prevent Theft Of Nuclear Materials
Date:  8 April 1996
Bibliography:  Interfax

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This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.