Handbook of International Nuclear Safeguards

The Handbook on Internation Safeguards consolidates the many International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards publications and resources into one single reference guide to serve as a training aid at safeguards training courses.





There is abundant literature on International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards,
which deal with detailed and thorough features of safeguards. Information is, however,
scattered in a number of publications such as books on the history of the IAEA, detailed
authoritative Guidelines on safeguards implementation (published as “Services Series”
by the IAEA), handbooks on nuclear material accounting, and specialized manuals on
Non Destructive Assay. There are also short brochures and fact sheets with summary
information on the IAEA and safeguards. There are few, if any, mid-size reference
handbooks where information from authoritative sources is compiled in a succinct yet
comprehensive manner.

This Handbook is meant to fulfill this need by summarizing, in one single document,
information from several publications and sources. The Handbook is illustrated with a
number of photographs and diagrams that facilitate the understanding of safeguards
principles and technology. It will be provided to participants attending National,
Regional and International SSAC Training courses sponsored by the Integrated Support
Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security, ISCN.

This Handbook was prepared by staff of Integrated Support Center for Nuclear
Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency
(JAEA) with the support of experts from national laboratories of the U.S. Department of
Energy. The Handbook’s objective is to serve as a training aid at national, regional and
international safeguards training courses. It should be used as a reference material only.
ISCN/JAEA does not necessarily endorse any of the statements, information or opinions
presented in this handbook.