U.S. Launches New Safeguards Initiative

By Peter Crail

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Sept. 11 launched an initiative aimed at bolstering international safeguards over civilian nuclear programs. According to a Sept. 11 NNSA fact sheet, the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative is based on a conclusion by the agency that a comprehensive effort to “revitalize safeguards technology and [the] human resource base” was necessary to address “emerging safeguards challenges” faced by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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