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Diversion (of nuclear material)

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Confiscated illegal centrifuges obtained from AQ Khan's Nuclear Weapons Smuggling Network

Diversion of nuclear material includes:

  • the undeclared removal of declared nuclear material from a safeguarded facility
  • the use of a safeguarded facility for the introduction, production or processing of undeclared nuclear material
    • the undeclared production of high enriched uranium in an enrichment plant
    • the undeclared production of plutonium in a reactor through irradiation and subsequent removal of undeclared uranium targets
  • the use of the nuclear material specified and placed under safeguards in such a way as to further any military purpose