The Diversion rate is the amount of nuclear
material which could be diverted in a given unit of time.
- An Abrupt Diversion consists of the amount diverted being 1 SQ
or more of nuclear material in a short time (i.e., within a period
that is less than the material balance period)
- A Protracted Diversion is when the diversion of 1 SQ or more
occurs gradually over a material balance period, with only small
amounts removed at any one time