Safeguards definition

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What does Safeguards mean?

1 A term used in the regulation of domestic nuclear facilities and materials. The use of material control and accounting programs must verify that all special nuclear material is properly controlled and accounted for, and the physical protection equipment and security forces; and 2 As used by the IAEA, verifying that the "peaceful use" commitments made in binding non-proliferation agreements, both bilateral and multilateral, are honoured.

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