Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safety: Concerns With the International Atomic Energy Agency's Technical Cooperation Program.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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The International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA has the dual role of promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and verifying that nuclear materials under its supervision are not diverted to military purposes safeguards. Since 1958, in promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy through its technical cooperation program, IAEA has provided technical assistance to its member states by supplying equipment, expert services, and training that support the upgrading or establishment of nuclear techniques and facilities. Although the United States does not receive technical assistance, it has been the leading financial donor to IAEA5 technical cooperation program. In March 1997, we reported to you on IAEAs technical assistance for Cuba, including assistance for the partially completed Cuban nuclear power reactors whose construction is suspended. As requested, this report examines 1 the purpose and effectiveness of IAEAs technical cooperation program, 2 the cost of U.S. participation in IAEA5 technical cooperation program, and 3 whether the United States ensures that the activities of IAEAs technical cooperation program do not conflict with U.S. nuclear nonproliferation and safety goals.
- Government and Political Science
- Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering