What is Containment and Surveillance and why do we need it?
Considered a complement of nuclear material control and accounting (NMCA), containment and surveillance (C/S) measures are of fundamental importance to any safeguards approach for a facility.
- Containment: structural
features of a facility, containers or equipment which are used to
establish the physical integrity of an area, or items, and to
maintain the continuity of knowledge of the area or items by
preventing undetected access to, or movement of, nuclear or other
material, or interference with the items.
An example of this would be the walls of a storage room, transport flasks or storage containers.
- Surveillance: the
collection of information through inspector and/or instrumental
observation aimed at detecting movements of nuclear material or
other items, and interference with containment or tampering with
equipment, samples and data.
An example of this would be the video surveillance systems or radiation monitors.
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