As part of preparing to deliver a UK State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material, and providing a domestic safeguards regime after the UK leaves Euratom, we have prepared some initial draft guidance for safeguards inspectors.
Nuclear safeguards are measures to verify that countries comply with their international obligations not to use nuclear materials from their civil nuclear programmes to manufacture nuclear weapons.
ONR monitors safeguards performance in the UK, supporting and intervening as necessary with UK dutyholders and/or Euratom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure that safeguards obligations in the UK are met in a proportionate manner.
The role of the ONR Safeguards function is to:
For further information, you can write to the safeguards team at UKSO@onr.gov.uk or by post to ONR Safeguards, 4N3 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle L20 7HS.