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Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Annual Report 1999-2000

Annex F IAEA Safeguards Statistics[29]

Table 20IAEA Safeguards Expenditure (US$ million).

 

1997

1998

1999

Regular budget expenditure

81.845

80.342

78.985

Extra budgetary funds expenditure

12.217

16.581

13.826

Table 21IAEA Verification Activities.

 

1997

1998

1999

Number of inspectors

218

226

224

Inspections performed

2,499

2,507

2,495

Person-days of inspection

10,240

10,071

10,190

Number of metal seals applied to nuclear material or safeguards equipment, detached and subsequently verified

24,943

26,824

28,044

Video tapes and digital storage media items reviewed

4,010

4,884

5,033

Table 22Approximate Quantities of Material Subject to IAEA Safeguards on 31 December 1997, 1998 and 1999

Tonnes

1997

1998

1999

Plutonium contained in irradiated fuel including recycled plutonium in fuel elements in reactor cores

571

600

636

Separated plutonium outside reactor cores

57.6

62.4

73.1

Highly enriched uranium

20.5

21.4

21.2

Low enriched uranium

49,282

49,482

51,191

Source material (natural or depleted uranium or thorium)

108,648

90,622

92,150

Table 23Number of Installations under IAEA Safeguards or Containing Safeguarded Material on 31 December 1997, 1998 and 1999

 

Number of Installations and Facilities

Facility Type

1997

1998

1999

Power reactors

234

236

236

Research reactors and critical assemblies

171

169

168

Conversion plants

13

13

13

Fuel fabrication plants

44

46

43

Reprocessing plants

6

6

6

Enrichment plants

13

14

14

Separate storage facilities

72

70

69

Other facilities

79

82

86

Subtotals

632

636

635

Other locations and non-nuclear installations

477

449

317[30]

Totals

1,109

1,085

952

 

[29]. Source of information: IAEA Safeguards Implementation Reports for 1996-1999. All figures given are for calendar years.

[30]. The decrease in the number of other installations is attributable to a change in the way these installations are defined by the Agency.

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