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DOE O 452.1E, Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program

Functional areas: Defense Nuclear Facility Safety and Health Requirement, Defense Programs, Nuclear Weapons Programs, Requires Crosswalk When Revised, Safety and Security

All nuclear explosives and nuclear explosive operations require special safety, security, and use control consideration because of the potentially unacceptable consequences of an accident or unauthorized act; therefore, a Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety (NEWS) Program is established to prevent unintended/unauthorized detonation and deliberate unauthorized use of nuclear explosives. Supersedes DOE O 452.1D.

o452.1e.pdf -- PDF Document, 576 KB

Writer: Angela Chambers
  • Health
  • Management and Operations
  • Safety
  • Security
ID: DOE O 452.1E
Type: Order
OPI: NA - National Nuclear Security Administration
Status: Current
Approved Date: Jan 26, 2015
Last Update: Jan 26, 2015
CRD: Yes
Invoking Directive: No
Nuclear Explosive and Weapon Surety Program
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John D. Wharton says:
Mar 28, 2017 10:42 AM

Does DOE O 452.1E only have one attachment? Did it once have an attachment 4 titled NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE-LIKE ASSEMBLY (NELA) REQUIREMENTS?

Diane Johnson says:
Mar 28, 2017 11:54 AM

John - The attachment that you are referring to above is located in DOE O 452.2E, Nuclear Explosives Safety

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