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Nuclear Facilities Verification Laboratory

The JRC’s in-house laser based systems enable nuclear safeguards inspectors to efficiently create maps of nuclear facilities to monitor changes over time. 

JRC has developed a series of containment and surveillance techniques for nuclear safeguards using laser based systems. Laser scanners can create images of nuclear facilities with millimetre accuracy. The comparison of images allows for the detection of possible changes. Undeclared changes could indicate a diversion of nuclear material.


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