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IAEA highlights nuclear technology in daily life

Nuclear Policies

25 April 2017

Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), spoke yesterday about the "remarkable contribution" nuclear applications make to "so many areas of our lives" at the opening of the agency's first International Conference on Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST 2017). The event is being held this week at the IAEA's headquarters in Vienna.

IAEA, Rosatom join on infrastructure capacity

New Nuclear

20 April 2017

IAEA-Rosatom - April 2017 - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have agreed to cooperate in improving nuclear infrastructure development in countries planning to introduce nuclear energy or to expand existing programs.

Chinese transit assured for LEU Bank

Uranium and Fuel

12 April 2017

China_IAEA_LEU_Bank_agreement_(CAEA)-48China has signed an agreement under which it will ensure the safe and secure transit of low-enriched uranium (LEU) and equipment through its territory to and from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) LEU Bank, which is being established in neighbouring Kazakhstan.

IAEA aims to strengthen African nuclear security

Regulation and Safety

24 April 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency this month launched a project to enhance regulatory frameworks for nuclear security in African countries.

Reactor suppliers face governance challenge

Nuclear Policies

20 April 2017

The nuclear governance system is facing an "unprecedented challenge" as traditional nuclear suppliers that have "built the backbone" of the safety, security, and non-proliferation regime face new competition to provide technology to emerging nations, according to a policy report by the Global Nexus Initiative. The GNI, which is co-sponsored by the Partnership for Global Security and the Nuclear Energy Institute, plans to publish the report, Evolving Nuclear Governance for a New Era, on 2 May.

IAEA calls for ‘commitment and vigilance’ on safety

Regulation and Safety

10 April 2017

Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety highlighted the importance of sustaining and enhancing a nuclear safety culture, maintaining effective legal frameworks, and enforcing safety precautions within the supply chain following a two-week review of nuclear power plant safety. Their seventh review meeting was held from 27 March to 7 April at the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters, in Vienna.