Non proliferation rss

IAEA fuel 'bank' on course

Nuclear Policies

13 June 2017

Amano_IAEA_Board_June_2017_(D_Calma-IAEA)-48International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Yukiya Amano yesterday updated the agency's board of governors on recent developments including the IAEA's storage facility for low-enriched uranium - known as the LEU Bank - which will be inaugurated on 29 August and should receive its first uranium in 2018.

Russia begins fuel unloading of Northern Fleet

Waste and Recycling

18 May 2017

Andreeva Bay fuel unloading - 48Russia has started unloading used fuel from nuclear submarines in Andreeva Bay, the former base of the Northern Fleet, a unit of the Russian Navy responsible for the defence of the north-western part of the country. The work is organised by RosRAO - a Moscow-based Rosatom subsidiary that provides commercial back-end radioactive waste and decommissioning services.

IAEA notes upgrades to Turkish research reactor

Regulation and Safety

11 May 2017

TR-2 control room - 48The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority has moved a step closer to the restart of its TR-2 research reactor, which was shut down in 2009 and converted to use low-enriched uranium fuel. A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency carried out an Integrated Safety Assessment of Research Reactors follow-up mission between 25 and 28 April, which concluded that several safety improvements to TR-2 have been implemented.

IAEA verifies UAE nuclear material inventory

Regulation and Safety

26 May 2017

International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards inspectors have verified the correctness and completeness of the United Arab Emirates' initial inventory of nuclear material. The strategic document was prepared by the country's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

Kazakhstan opens nuclear security training centre

Regulation and Safety

16 May 2017

Kazakhstan_NSTC_opening_(NNSA)-48Kazakhstan has opened a new facility to provide security training to its nuclear facility personnel. The Nuclear Security Training Centre has been developed with the support of the US National Nuclear Security Administration.

IAEA notes improved Swedish nuclear security

Regulation and Safety

04 May 2017

The Swedish framework for physical protection and computer security at nuclear power plants, other nuclear facilities and for nuclear material in transport continues to show good progress, an International Atomic Energy Agency report concludes following a mission there last year.