TITLE

Efforts for Harmonization between Security and Safeguards in the ROK

AUTHOR(S)
Hosik Yoo; Sung-Woo Kwak; Sung-Soon Chang; Na-young Lee; Hyung-Min Seo
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2010, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Safeguards is a set of activities used to verify weather or not an individual state is developing a nuclear weapons program. A major component of Safeguards is a measure called MC&A (Material Counting and Accountancy). This measure involves the periodic checking of inventories for missing or stolen nuclear materials. MC&A can be used as one of the measures incorporated into physical protection to help prevent the unauthorized removal of nuclear material. Many states perform their MC&A activities independently; however, it is not easy to share information on the stock of nuclear material with security people. Cooperation between safeguards and security is an important matter with regard to the amendment of INFCIRC/225. Most representatives who participated at the amendment meeting agreed that there should be a system in place to immediately report any discrepancies in the inventory of nuclear material. In 2006 the ROK established an organization called KINAC (Korea Institute of Nonproliferation and Control) which is responsible for both safeguards and physical protection in Korea. KINAC's Safeguards division has performed periodic MC&A activities and reports all of its results to the IAEA. The security division inspects nuclear facilities for their status of physical protection system against unauthorized removal of nuclear material and sabotage. These two divisions have closely worked together, particularly on MC&A (security personnel can be reported if there are any discrepancies with regard to their nuclear material inventory). The ROK has recognized the importance of the harmonization between these two areas and will continue still continue to do so in the future.
ACCESSION #
58108385

 

Related Articles

  • THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY'S SAFEGUARDS SYSTEM. ANDRÉS, GABRIEL EUGENIO // International Law;may2008, Issue 11, p87 

    Entrusted with the responsibility of establishing and administering the international safeguards system with the purpose of ensuring that nuclear energy would not be used for furthering military purposes, the International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter "IAEA" or "the Agency") is a key piece...

  • GHANA ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION AND GTRI ACTIVITIES IN GHANA. Emi-Reynolds, Geoffrey; Itamura, Michael; Mac Kenzie, Carolyn // Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2009, p1 

    The Office of Global Threat Reduction's (GTRI) Protect Program supports the protection of nuclear and radiological sites throughout the world. This paper summarizes the activities in Ghana where the GTRI program has funded physical protection upgrades at large radiological sources at the...

  • Responsible for Verifying Iran Nuclear Deal, IAEA Lacks Reliable Support. Varnum, Jessica C. // World Politics Review (19446284);1/29/2014, p1 

    The article looks at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with a focus on its funding. The IAEA’s nuclear nonproliferation efforts regarding nuclear research in Iran, North Korea, and South Africa are discussed. The negotiations between the five permanent members of the Security...

  • SAFEGUARDS BY DESIGN -- AN INDUSTRIAL VIEW. Stein, M.; Morichi, M.; Van Den Durpel, L. // Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2010, p1 

    The Nuclear Renaissance is best defined as new or renewed interest in nuclear energy as a sustainable, carbon emission free component of a nation's energy portfolio. Aside from the benefits of a 'green' alternative, the expanded use of nuclear energy has prompted the international...

  • Compliance under a Small Quantities Protocol to a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement. Larrimore, James A. // Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2010, p1 

    Questions have arisen over the past two decades about whether an NPT state - a state that has joined the Nonproliferation Treaty - is meeting its obligations under a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the IAEA based on INFCIRC/153. Such compliance questions center on the possible existence...

  • SAFEGUARDS; ITS ROLE IN THE PROMOTION OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY. Na Young Lee // Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2010, p1 

    According to the Statute of the IAEA, IAEA is authorized to establish and administer safeguards as well as to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace. Nuclear power capacity, which was considered saturated after 1990, is forecasted to increase because of the high oil...

  • UKLJUÄŒENOST RGN FAKULTETA U PROJIEKTE TEHNIÄŒKE SURADNJE REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE S MEĐUNARODNOM AGENCIJOM ZA ATOMSKU ENERGIJU (IAEA). KOVAČEVIĆ, BILJANA; VEINOVIĆ, ZELIMIR; NOVOSEL, NEVENKA // Rudarsko-Geolosko-Naftni Zbornik;2012, Vol. 24, p41 

    The article discusses the question of energy production from nuclear sources considering the growing demand for energy worldwide, the advantages and disadvantages of using nuclear energy. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) promotes the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the State Office...

  • Implementation Experience of the Integrated Safeguards Approach at the KAERI site. Byung-Doo Lee; Han-Suk Ko; Hyun-Jo Kim; Hyun-Sook Kim // Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2010, p1 

    The site level Integrated Safeguards (IS) approach has been developed with IAEA to apply to all nuclear facilities and location outside facilities (LOF) at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) in the Republic of Korea since March 2006. In designing the IS approach, the inspection...

  • Safeguards-by-Design: The Canadian Experience. Casterton, James A.; Ellacott, Tom; Kent, Michael // Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Ann;2010, p1 

    Within the international nuclear safeguards community, "Safeguards-by-Design" (SBD) - the integration of safeguards considerations at the early design phase of a new nuclear facility - is a relatively recent concept. Historically many entities involved in facility design and construction have...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics