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IAEA commends French nuclear waste programme

IAEA commends French nuclear waste programme

The International Atomic Energy Agency has released the final report from its January 2018 mission to France to review radioactive waste management and decommissioning in the country. The review team said it had been "impressed with the nature and implementation of the French national programme".

Waste & Recycling 19 May 2020


IAEA's COVID-19 funding reaches EUR22 million

IAEA's COVID-19 funding reaches EUR22 million

UPDATED An initiative by the International Atomic Energy Agency to help some 120 countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic has received strong extrabudgetary backing from Member States, with voluntary pledges so far totalling around EUR22 million (USD24 million). Japanese pharmaceutical firm Takeda has also committed to donate almost USD5 million.

Covid-19 12 May 2020


Radiation effective for PPE, but not masks, says IAEA

Radiation effective for PPE, but not masks, says IAEA

Radiation is an "effective and established" tool to sterilise personal protective equipment (PPE) that is in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, except for respiratory face masks as it weakens their filters, the International Atomic Energy Agency said yesterday.

Covid-19 01 May 2020


Air transport improves for medical radioisotopes

Air transport improves for medical radioisotopes

International air transport has been the main bottleneck in getting radioisotopes and nuclear medicines where they are needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Nuclear Medicine Europe says there are signs the situation is improving.

Covid-19 28 April 2020


Chernobyl forest fires pose no health risk from radiation, says IAEA

Chernobyl forest fires pose no health risk from radiation, says IAEA

The recent fires in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have not led to a hazardous increase in air-borne radioactive particles, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on 24 April. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has regularly provided information on the fires through the IAEA's Unified System for Information Exchange in Incidents and Emergencies.

Regulation & Safety 27 April 2020


Regulators' forum makes recommendations on safety of SMRs

Regulators' forum makes recommendations on safety of SMRs

New safety recommendations for small modular reactors (SMRs) are now available, following a meeting in Vienna on 25-28 March of the SMR Regulators' Forum, a group of experts working on the development of national standards specific to SMRs. The International Atomic Energy Agency, which hosts the forum, says it does not currently have plans to develop safety standards specific to SMRs.

Regulation & Safety 23 April 2020


Medical isotope supply chain faces challenges from COVID-19

Medical isotope supply chain faces challenges from COVID-19

The production of medical radioisotopes has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic but bottlenecks in transport and distribution could lead to shortages at hospitals, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency survey of the research reactors where the isotopes are produced.

Covid-19 21 April 2020


IAEA, UK's national lab strengthen cooperation

IAEA, UK's national lab strengthen cooperation

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has signed an agreement - known as a Practical Arrangement - with the International Atomic Energy Agency aimed at enhancing cooperation.

Nuclear Policies 14 April 2020


IAEA helps share operator experience during COVID-19 crisis

IAEA helps share operator experience during COVID-19 crisis

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it is accelerating its efforts to support nuclear facility operators through the exchange of knowledge via the International Reporting System for Operating Experience and the newly-established COVID-19 Operational Experience Network.

Covid-19 08 April 2020


IAEA supports discharge of Fukushima Daiichi water

IAEA supports discharge of Fukushima Daiichi water

A review of the management of treated water stored at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has been carried out by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It says the two options under consideration for disposing of this water - discharge into the sea and via vapour release - are both technically feasible.

Regulation & Safety 03 April 2020