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IAEA pilots new course on security of sources

IAEA pilots new course on security of sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has held a pilot regional training course in Obninsk, Russia, on the security of radioactive material, including radioactive waste and mobile sources.

Regulation & Safety 04 January 2019


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 December 2018


IAEA buys uranium for LEU Bank

IAEA buys uranium for LEU Bank

The International Atomic Energy Agency  has signed contracts to purchase low-enriched uranium from NAC Kazatomprom and Orano Cycle, paving the way for the establishment of the IAEA LEU Bank in 2019.

Uranium & Fuel 21 November 2018


LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


International forum shines spotlight on export controls

International forum shines spotlight on export controls

International experts are meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss global nuclear non-proliferation and export controls at a four-day workshop hosted by the UAE's nuclear regulator. Meanwhile, China General Nuclear has described a change to US policy on exports to China as inappropriate.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2018


USA awards HEU downblending contract

USA awards HEU downblending contract

Nuclear Fuel Services Inc, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies Inc, has been awarded the largest single downblending contract in its history.

Uranium & Fuel 01 October 2018


EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

French utility EDF has refuted the findings of a parliamentary commission into the safety and security of the country's nuclear energy facilities, saying the report, contains "a number of factual errors".

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2018


Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Celebrating his birthday today, Hans Blix can look back on a professional life spanning the entire history of nuclear energy as a source of electricity. Few have done, or continue to do, as much for its peaceful development as this dedicated statesman and his humble commitment to truth.

His example of calm adherence to rules-based systems of governance, balanced with critical thinking and personal integrity remains as important as ever.

Perspectives 28 June 2018


UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

UK on track with post-Euratom preparations

IAEA-UK  safeguards agreement - 48The UK last week completed two more milestones in its preparations to leave the European Atomic Energy Community. On 7 June, Parliament passed the Nuclear Safeguards Bill and government officials signed new international safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Nuclear Policies 11 June 2018


Europe and Iran reiterate commitment to JCPOA

Europe and Iran reiterate commitment to JCPOA

Canete_Salehi_(EC_Audiovisual_Service)-48The European Commission and the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran have confirmed their continuing commitment towards implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, following a visit by European commissioner for climate action and energy Miguel Arias CaƱete to Tehran.

Nuclear Policies 21 May 2018