In Phase II of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), the Working Group on Technologies for Verification (Working Group 6) focused on identifying and evaluating key verification technologies across the IPNDV’s 14-step dismantlement framework. Consideration was given to identifying requirements for information barriers to protect proliferation sensitive information when using some verification technologies. The group also focused on developing these requirements and evaluating key verification technologies based on the findings from Phase I, where gaps were identified in the ability to detect and monitor a nuclear explosive device and its key components.
The group also reviewed practical activities, including technology developments by Partner countries, and undertook demonstrations, including an experiment to test the limits of selected passive non-destructive assay nuclear radiation techniques. The group also undertook practical activities, including one measurement campaign and two demonstrations.
Read the summary document for more information on the presentations and activities from Working Group 6: