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Consistency required for Fukushima return

Regulation and Safety

24 January 2014

Decontamination near the Fukushima Daiichi plant is progressing more efficiently, with convergence on measures that will support a return to evacuated areas. An IAEA team encouraged experts to communicate that radiation dose rates below 20 mSv per year are acceptable.

IAEA praises Fukushima decommissioning approach

Regulation and Safety

05 December 2013

IAEA mission to FS Nov 2013 - 48Japan has adopted a more proactive approach towards addressing the many complex challenges posed by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded.

Communication as important as clean-up, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

21 October 2013

While praising Japan's efforts to decontaminate the area around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, an international expert mission suggests that authorities should improve their communications with the public.

Arrests following Mexican source theft

Regulation and Safety

10 December 2013

Six suspects, apparently unharmed, have been arrested following the theft of a truck carrying a medical radioactive source in Mexico. The source was later found but had been removed from its container.

Breakthrough in Iran talks

Nuclear Policies

11 November 2013

Iran has said it will cooperate on resolving "all outstanding issues" that the International Atomic Energy Agency has concerning its nuclear program. Access is to be granted to heavy water facilities and the Gachin uranium mine.

IAEA foresees continued growth in nuclear capacity

Nuclear Policies

25 September 2013

Global nuclear power generating capacity will continue to grow by 2030 but at a slightly slower rate than predicted a year ago, according to the latest estimates from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).