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Spent Nuclear Fuel Safeguards Goals

The IAEA has developed specific safeguards for spent nuclear fuel.  These safeguards goals are a result of the nuclear materials contained within spent nuclear fuel.  Several verification objectives are pursued to meet the spent nuclear fuel safeguards goals.  This section reviews the materials, goals, and verifications for spent nuclear fuel.

Please review the purpose, objective and scope of IAEA safeguards; safeguards approaches, concepts and measures; and nuclear and non-nuclear material: basic terms sections of the Technical Safeguards Terminology reference module.

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