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IAEA notes strengthened safety inspections in Japan

IAEA notes strengthened safety inspections in Japan

Japan has strengthened inspections as part of extensive efforts in recent years to improve its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. The team identified areas for further improvement, recommending measures on occupational radiation protection and transport safety.

Regulation & Safety 21 January 2020


IAEA chief highlights political commitment to nuclear security

IAEA chief highlights political commitment to nuclear security

Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has pledged to build on the political impetus seen in international cooperation in nuclear security in recent years. "It is vital that we remain ahead of the curve in guarding against nuclear terrorism," he told delegates at an event in Vienna yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 16 January 2020


Radiation technique controls tsetse fly numbers in Senegal

Radiation technique controls tsetse fly numbers in Senegal

A nuclear technique has successfully reduced the tsetse fly population in Senegal without harming other insects, an eight-year study has found. The study was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency, together with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an insect birth control method that uses radiation to sterilise male flies.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2020


IAEA explains nuclear's vital role in a carbon-free future 

IAEA explains nuclear's vital role in a carbon-free future 

Nuclear power provides 10% of global electricity, but to stem climate change the world is going to need far greater amounts of clean and reliable energy, the International Atomic Energy Agency says in a short film it published today. To tackle climate change, 80% of all electricity will need to be low carbon by 2050.

Energy & Environment 08 January 2020


Ethiopia makes progress in cancer treatment provision

Ethiopia makes progress in cancer treatment provision

The Ethiopian government is receiving support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other development partners to address its urgent need for improvement in cancer treatment. The IAEA recommends four radiotherapy machines per one million people, but Ethiopia has only one for its population of 105 million.

Regulation & Safety 27 December 2019


IAEA approves four projects for Uzbekistan

IAEA approves four projects for Uzbekistan

Four projects aimed at building up Uzbekistan's technical capacity, human resources, developing nuclear infrastructure, and strengthening nuclear and radiation safety have been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors. The Central Asian country aims to have two nuclear power reactors in operation by 2030.

Nuclear Policies 17 December 2019


Nuclear is key to decarbonisation, says head of IAEA

Nuclear is key to decarbonisation, says head of IAEA

The use of nuclear power will need to increase to decarbonise electricity production, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today at a side event during the United Nations COP25 climate summit in Madrid. Meeting sustainability and climate goals requires a significant use of nuclear energy, he said.

Energy & Environment 11 December 2019


IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Slovakian unit

IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Slovakian unit

Slovenske Elektrarne, the owner and operator of unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia, has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team also identified areas for further enhancements at the 471 MWe VVER unit, which is due to start up next year.

Regulation & Safety 11 December 2019


IAEA completes nuclear security mission in Uruguay

IAEA completes nuclear security mission in Uruguay

Uruguay has a well-established nuclear security regime that incorporates essential elements of the International Atomic Energy Agency's guidance of the fundamentals of nuclear security, an IAEA team of experts has concluded, following an International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission.

Regulation & Safety 25 November 2019


Acting IAEA head urges Iranian cooperation

Acting IAEA head urges Iranian cooperation

Iran should cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve outstanding issues, including the recent detection of natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at an undeclared location, Acting Director General Cornel Feruta told the IAEA Board of Governors yesterday. The IAEA and Iran are scheduled to meet next week in Tehran.

Regulation & Safety 22 November 2019