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IAEA tests drone to fight disease-carrying mosquitos

Energy and Environment

19 April 2018

Drone to suppress mosquitos - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases. The IAEA said today that testing of the new system had been carried out in Brazil last month.

IAEA sees safety commitment at Fortum's Loviisa plant

Regulation and Safety

26 March 2018

Loviisa 1 and 2 - 48The operator of the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. However, the mission made recommendations to Fortum to reinforce some safety measures.

IAEA mission visits Uzbek research reactor

Regulation and Safety

19 March 2018

WWR-SM - 48An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission has identified areas for improvement in the operation and maintenance of Uzbekistan's only operating research reactor. The team also addressed specific operational challenges faced by the WWR-SM.

France has robust nuclear security regime, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

27 March 2018

France has demonstrated a strong commitment to nuclear security, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Vienna-based agency carried out a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service follow-up mission at the French government's request.

IAEA reviews safety at Olkiluoto 3 ahead of start-up

Regulation and Safety

23 March 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48The operator of the first-of-a-kind EPR reactor nearing start-up in Finland has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. The team also identified areas for further enhancements as Teollisuuden Voima Oyj prepares to put Olkiluoto unit 3 online later this year.

IAEA offers guidance on lifting nuclear emergencies

Regulation and Safety

16 March 2018

Countries have made preparations for responding to nuclear and radiological emergencies, but too little has been done to prepare for the lifting of those emergencies, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It has now published a guide providing advice on the transition to a normal state following an emergency.