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Isotope supplies allow USA to stop HEU exports

Isotope supplies allow USA to stop HEU exports

Worldwide supplies of molybdenum-99 made without using highly enriched uranium are now sufficient for the USA to ban exports of HEU material for foreign medical isotope production.
 

Regulation & Safety 23 December 2021


Tehran negotiations 'inconclusive': Grossi

Tehran negotiations 'inconclusive': Grossi

Negotiations to address outstanding nuclear verification issues in Iran have so far been inconclusive, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday. Negotiations among parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - Iran and five world powers - are expected to resume in Vienna next week.

Regulation & Safety 25 November 2021


Czech nuclear security regime is robust, says IAEA

Czech nuclear security regime is robust, says IAEA

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts last week completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission to the Czech Republic. The two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission included a review of the legislative and regulatory framework for the physical protection of nuclear material and associated facilities and activities, including transport.

Regulation & Safety 23 November 2021


IAEA completes security advisory mission in Turkey

IAEA completes security advisory mission in Turkey

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts last week completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission in Turkey, which was carried out at the request of its government. The two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission reviewed the national security regime for nuclear material and associated facilities and activities.

Regulation & Safety 15 November 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


US, Norway work together to eliminate HEU

US, Norway work together to eliminate HEU

The US Department of Energy and Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a cooperative project to eliminate all of Norway’s highly enriched uranium by downblending it to low-enriched uranium. The MoU calls for downblending activities to begin in 2022 using Norway's existing infrastructure, followed by the eventual deployment of the DOE's Mobile Melt-Consolidate system.

Waste & Recycling 03 September 2021


NNSA initiatives support domestic nuclear security

NNSA initiatives support domestic nuclear security

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has issued two cooperative agreements worth a total of USD37 million to NorthStar Medical Technologies, LLC to support the commercial production of the medical isotope molybdenum-99  without using high-enriched uranium. It has also launched RadSecure 100, a major radiological security initiative to enhance US radiological security at facilities in 100 metropolitan areas throughout the USA.

Regulation & Safety 31 August 2021


Dark matter research provides starting point for radiation detector

Dark matter research provides starting point for radiation detector

A prototype detector based on a system originally developed to help detect the presence of dark matter is about to undergo testing at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. The liquid argon-based ALARM system offers significant improvements in detecting neutron and gamma radiation compared with existing technology, and could potentially be used to prevent the illicit movement of nuclear materials across international borders.

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2021


Work starts on IAEA nuclear security training facility

Work starts on IAEA nuclear security training facility

The International Atomic Energy Agency has begun construction at its Seibersdorf facility near Vienna of a new building that will house a nuclear security training centre. The IAEA Nuclear Security Training and Demonstration Centre - scheduled to be operational in 2023 - will help strengthen countries' abilities to tackle nuclear terrorism in areas such as the illegal trafficking of nuclear material and the physical protection of facilities and major public events.

Regulation & Safety 13 July 2021


IAEA completes security advisory mission in Belarus

IAEA completes security advisory mission in Belarus

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts last week completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Belarus, which was carried out at the request of its government. The two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission reviewed the national security regime for nuclear material and associated facilities and activities.

Regulation & Safety 12 July 2021