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IAEA launches project to examine economics of SMRs

IAEA launches project to examine economics of SMRs

The International Atomic Energy Agency is launching a three-year Coordinated Research Project focused on the economics of small modular reactors (SMRs). The project will provide Member States with an economic appraisal framework for the development and deployment of such reactors.

New Nuclear 26 March 2020


IAEA addresses safety of smart devices in nuclear plants

IAEA addresses safety of smart devices in nuclear plants

The safety of smart digital devices used in nuclear power plants - some of which were not initially designed for nuclear-related purposes - was discussed last month at a meeting in Vienna organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The objective of the meeting was to establish guidance on the selection and evaluation of smart devices to be used in systems important to the safety of power plants.

Regulation & Safety 19 March 2020


IAEA announces support for COVID-19 effort

IAEA announces support for COVID-19 effort

The International Atomic Energy Agency will provide diagnostic kits, equipment and training in nuclear-derived detection techniques to countries asking for assistance in tackling the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19. Fourteen countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have requested assistance with the diagnostic technique, known as Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Covid-19 10 March 2020


IAEA enhances support for nuclear newcomers

IAEA enhances support for nuclear newcomers

The International Atomic Energy Agency has produced new guidance to countries planning to adopt nuclear power. In a document titled 'Initiating Nuclear Power Programmes: Responsibilities and Capabilities of Owners and Operators', the IAEA provides advice on establishing and developing a nuclear power plant.s owner/operator.

Regulation & Safety 11 March 2020


Grossi thanks France for leading role in nuclear power

Grossi thanks France for leading role in nuclear power

France's support to the International Atomic Energy Agency's technical cooperation programme "goes a long way" in helping African countries get access to nuclear technology and expertise in the areas of food and agriculture and cancer care, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian yesterday.

Energy & Environment 04 March 2020


Iran's uranium stockpile rises further, say media

Iran's uranium stockpile rises further, say media

Iran has tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium to 1,020.9 kg over the past three months and failed to provide International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors access to two undeclared sites, various news agencies reported yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 04 March 2020


IAEA holds first safety leadership school in Japan

IAEA holds first safety leadership school in Japan

The International Atomic Energy Agency has held its International School of Nuclear and Radiological Leadership for Safety in Japan for the first time. The school aims to give mid-level nuclear professionals a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of the role of leadership in strengthening nuclear safety in practice, building expertise they can draw on throughout their career.

Regulation & Safety 02 March 2020


IAEA chief commends Japan on Fukushima clean-up effort

IAEA chief commends Japan on Fukushima clean-up effort

Japan has made a "systematic and meticulous" effort in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said after visiting the plant yesterday. The IAEA is ready to provide further support, he said, for the disposal of contaminated water stored on the site.

Regulation & Safety 27 February 2020


IAEA highlights work to convert research reactors

IAEA highlights work to convert research reactors

Almost 3500 kg of highly enriched uranium has been removed from research reactor sites around the world over the past few decades, thanks to efforts supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Seventy-one research reactors have been converted to use low-enriched uranium fuel since 1978. Conversion of such reactors to use LEU reduces the proliferation risk presented by HEU.

Regulation & Safety 24 February 2020


Cernavoda 1 completes Pre-SALTO review

Cernavoda 1 completes Pre-SALTO review

The International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. The Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review mission was requested by the plant’s operator, Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA.

Regulation & Safety 20 February 2020