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INSAG highlights links between safety and security

INSAG highlights links between safety and security

"Though distinct topics, nuclear safety and nuclear security are interlinked, and they share the same goal: to protect people, society and the environment from hazards or threats that could arise from peaceful nuclear and radiological activities." This was the message to delegates at a forum organised by the International Nuclear Safety Group yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2019


IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

The last few months have been a testing time for the International Atomic Energy Agency, but with the "steadfast support" of its 171 Member States and the dedication of its excellent staff, it has demonstrated strength and resilience in continuing to fulfil its responsibilities, Cornel Feruta, acting director general of the Vienna-based agency said in his opening address to the 63rd regular session of the IAEA General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2019


E3 reaffirm commitment to Iran deal

E3 reaffirm commitment to Iran deal

France, Germany, and the UK - together known as the E3, as the three founding members of the European Union - issued a joint statement yesterday reaffirming their commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. But they said they were "deeply troubled" by recent events in the Gulf and "concerned" over US-Iran relations.

Nuclear Policies 15 July 2019


Joint Commission discusses practical solutions to Iran deal

Joint Commission discusses practical solutions to Iran deal

The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has tasked experts to look into practical solutions for Iran’s export of low-enriched uranium and heavy water. Participants in its meeting last week have also announced the progress of a special purpose vehicle - known as INSTEX - to enable European businesses to maintain non-dollar trade with Iran without breaking US sanctions.

Nuclear Policies 01 July 2019


IAEA reports on verification activities in 2018

IAEA reports on verification activities in 2018

The amount of nuclear material around the world subject to safeguards increased in 2018, continuing a trend from previous years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest Safeguards Statement.

Regulation & Safety 26 June 2019


IAEA mission finds robust security regime in Belgium

IAEA mission finds robust security regime in Belgium

Belgium's nuclear security regime is robust, an international team of experts has concluded after a two-week follow-up review led by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 25 June 2019


CNL verification technology research published

CNL verification technology research published

A new use of neutron detectors for reactor monitoring and safeguards, developed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd, could potentially be used for the independent verification of nuclear reactor activities and for monitoring the sealed cores of some small modular reactors.

Regulation & Safety 10 June 2019


UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

The nuclear industry, both in the UK and internationally, is "changing rapidly and is facing significant challenges", the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation says in its Strategic Framework for International Engagement to 2025.

Regulation & Safety 16 May 2019


Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine Medical Isotopes yesterday broke ground on its first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Commercial production of isotopes, including molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is scheduled to begin in 2021.

New Nuclear 10 May 2019


Rosatom committed to Iranian plant project

Rosatom committed to Iranian plant project

Rosatom's project to build nuclear power units at Bushehr is unaffected by current tensions surrounding US sanctions against Iran, its director general said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2019