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IAEA meets to strengthen security as USA disposes of plutonium

Nuclear Policies

07 December 2016

Amano_Moniz_IAEA_051216_(Calma-IAEA)-48The USA has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to monitor and verify the disposition of surplus plutonium in South Carolina, US energy secretary Ernest Moniz said on 5 December. Moniz's announcement was made at an IAEA conference which aims to strengthen global nuclear security.

IAEA team completes review of Italian regulator

Regulation and Safety

05 December 2016

Italy is committed to effective nuclear regulatory oversight, but it faces challenges related to resources and needs to further develop policies for nuclear safety, decommissioning and radioactive waste management, an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded.

IAEA notes improved operational safety at EDF

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2016

French nuclear power plant operator EDF has improved operational safety over the past two years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. However, it noted that more time is needed for further enhancements to be made.

Red Book sees production capacity as future uranium challenge

Uranium and Fuel

05 December 2016

Developing production capacity to meet the world's uranium needs, rather than the availability of uranium resources, is a likely challenge over coming years according to the latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and International Atomic Energy Agency joint report on uranium resources, production and demand.

IAEA considers Atmea 1 design 'seismically robust'

Regulation and Safety

14 November 2016

Atmea1_68x48The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted a seismic review of the Atmea 1 reactor design. This is the first such review it has carried out on a new nuclear power reactor design.

UAE 'strong' on nuclear security, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2016

The United Arab Emirates has undertaken "strong and sustainable" nuclear security activities, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Vienna-based agency carried out a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission at the UAE government's request.