Strengthening long-term nuclear security : protecting weapon-usable material in Russia /
Committee on Indigenization of Programs to Prevent Leakage of Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium from Russian Facilities, Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, Development, Security, and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council of the National Academies ; in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2006.
xiv, 103 p. ; 23 cm.
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In July 2005, the National Academies released the report Strengthening Long-term Nuclear Security: Protecting Weapon-Usable Material in Russia. The report highlighted several obstacles in the transition from a U.S.-Russian cooperative program to a Russian-directed and Russian-funded fully indigenized program that will ensure the security of 600 tons of weapon-usable nuclear material at a level of international acceptability. Overcoming these obstacles requires an increased political commitment at a number of levels of the Russian Government to modern material protection, control, and accounting systems (MPC&A). Adequate resources must be provided to facilities where weapon-usable material is located for upgrading and maintaining MPC&A systems. Additionally, the technical security systems that are being installed through the cooperative program need to be fully embraced by Russian managers and specialists. The report recommends the establishment of a ten-year indigenization fund of about $500 million provided by Russia and its G-8 partners as a new mechanism for gradually shifting the financial burden of MPC&A to the Russian Government.
Table of Contents
Summaryp. 1
Responding to the Threat of Nuclear Terrorismp. 11
The Need for Russian Champions of MPC&Ap. 27
Financial Support of MPC&A Activitiesp. 31
Improved Approaches to Facilitate Indigenizationp. 39
Epiloguep. 47
Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in the Area of Nuclear Material Physical Protection, Control, and Accountingp. 51
Specific Recommendations from Two Previous National Research Council Reports Concerning Indigenization of MPC&Ap. 57
Committee Biographiesp. 59
U.S. Legislative Basis for DOE MPC&A Activities in Russia and DOE MPC&A Program Descriptionp. 63
The U.S. Department of Energy's Approach to Materials Protection, Control, and Accounting Sustainability in Russiap. 71
List of Consultations and Site Visits by the Committeep. 75
Timeline of the U.S. Department of Energy-Ministry of Atomic Energy Cooperationp. 77
U.S. Congressional Appropriations and Funding Projections for MPC&A Cooperative Program with the Russian Federationp. 81
Russian Facilities Participating in the Cooperative MPC&A Program as of June 2005p. 85
Russian Federal Target Program on Nuclear and Radiation Safely in Russia for 2000-2006p. 87
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