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IAEA finds commitment to safety at Paluel plant

IAEA finds commitment to safety at Paluel plant

EDF has demonstrated a commitment to safety at its Paluel nuclear power plant, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team encouraged the operator to continue implementation of its operational safety improvement initiatives at the plant in northern France.

Regulation & Safety 08 October 2021


IAEA developing natural hazard alerting system

IAEA developing natural hazard alerting system

The International Atomic Energy Agency is developing a system that will alert the Agency of natural hazards - such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and wildfires - that could potentially affect nuclear sites. The External Events Notification System would then trigger the IAEA's response and services offered. 

Regulation & Safety 04 October 2021


Group of Vienna aims to tackle global challenges

Group of Vienna aims to tackle global challenges

Global nuclear industry leaders have agreed to work together with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency as the Group of Vienna to apply nuclear energy to addressing climate change and advancing sustainable development.

Nuclear Policies 23 September 2021


EU, IAEA extend cooperation in nuclear safety

EU, IAEA extend cooperation in nuclear safety

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency have extended a 2013 agreement to cooperate on nuclear safety. Their cooperation has already led to over one hundred nuclear safety review missions, environmental remediation at former uranium sites in Central Asia and more effective radioactive waste management in Africa.

Regulation & Safety 22 September 2021


Second Belarusian reactor nears operation

Second Belarusian reactor nears operation

Ostrovets 2 is at the hot test stage of commissioning and should begin generating electricity next year, Belarusian energy minister Viktor Karankevich said on the sidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency's General Conference yesterday. "Nuclear and radiation safety is an unconditional priority for our country, and we strictly adhere to it, developing cooperation with our international partners on the principles of openness and transparency," Karankevich stressed in a speech at Belarus' exhibition stand.

New Nuclear 21 September 2021


International event focuses on nuclear supply chain

International event focuses on nuclear supply chain

The nuclear industry will need to achieve even closer coordination among licensees, regulators and suppliers to ensure its supply chain can efficiently meet the needs of buyers, according to participants in an event held by Foratom and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Some of the changes instigated to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including remote working and the use of digital platforms, are here to stay.

Nuclear Policies 21 September 2021


IAEA assesses safety of upgraded Dutch research reactor

IAEA assesses safety of upgraded Dutch research reactor

The Reactor Institute Delft at the Delft University of Technology, the operator of the Hoger Onderwijs research reactor in the Netherlands, has prioritised safety during implementation of significant refurbishment and modernisation of the facility, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts. The team also found areas requiring further enhancements, including the organisational structure and safety procedures and documentation.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2021


Doubling of nuclear capacity by 2050 requires 'concerted action', says IAEA

Doubling of nuclear capacity by 2050 requires 'concerted action', says IAEA

World nuclear generating capacity will double to 792 GWe (net) by 2050 from 393 GWe in 2020 under the high case scenario of the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest projections. Compared with last year's high case projection of 715 GWe by 2050, the estimate has been revised up by just over 10%, marking the first time since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident the IAEA has revised its projections upwards.

Nuclear Policies 17 September 2021


Iran agrees to continued surveillance of nuclear sites

Iran agrees to continued surveillance of nuclear sites

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said he yesterday had a "very short but very constructive" trip to Tehran. He said Iran had agreed to allow IAEA inspectors to service monitoring and surveillance equipment and replace the digital storage media in cameras at declared nuclear sites.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2021


IAEA sees improved operational safety at Mochovce 3

IAEA sees improved operational safety at Mochovce 3

Slovenské Elektrárne has strengthened operational safety at unit 3 of Slovakia's Mochovce nuclear power plant ahead of commercial operation, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team said the plant management had made significant progress in addressing the findings of a previous IAEA review in 2019.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2021