Nuclear and Trace Analysis for Safeguards
Institute for Transuranium Elements
A main task for the action ITU/NTAS is to strengthen the current Safeguards regime both in Europe and internationally by its R&D efforts for DG-TREN and the IAEA to improve the methods of trace particle analysis and measurement techniques for nuclear accountancy purposes. The action is in addition providing a significant amount of analytical services on nuclear sample analysis from the laboratories at ITU, at the On site laboratories of La Hague and Sellafield and through in-field analysis using second generation of COMPUCEA (Combined Product Uranium Concentration and Enrichment Assay). The action provides direct support to the IAEA in the establishment of an On Site Laboratory (OSL) at the Rokkasho reprocessing plant (Japan).