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Amendment to key security agreement enters into force

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2016

The world will be "a safer place" now that the amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials has entered into force, according to International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano.

Swedish regulator makes significant progress, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

03 May 2016

Sweden has made "significant improvements in its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety", an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. However, it warned of potential new challenges ahead.

IAEA advises on project risks to Ignalina decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

11 April 2016

Ignalina - aerial - 48Lithuania should plan for potential project risks in the decommissioning of the Ignalina nuclear power plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. Such planning should ensure that future costs and scheduling "remain realistic".

Large-scale Chinese reactor design passes IAEA safety review

New Nuclear

05 May 2016

CAP1400 - 48China's CAP1400 reactor design has successfully passed the International Atomic Energy Agency's Generic Reactor Safety Review, the Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute announced today.

IAEA sees improved regulation in Bulgaria

Regulation and Safety

19 April 2016

Bulgaria's nuclear safety regulatory system has improved significantly in recent years but its high staff turnover remains a concern, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review mission has concluded.

Canada chooses to share IAEA security report

Regulation and Safety

11 April 2016

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has made available the International Atomic Energy Agency's final report on an International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission to Canada last year. The mission concluded that Canada has a mature and well-established nuclear security regime.