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1 July 2016 News Story

Poland Progresses in Developing Infrastructure for its Nuclear Power Programme, IAEA Review Concludes

Poland has implemented all the recommendations of a 2013 IAEA Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission, a team of experts concluded last week.

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30 June 2016 News Story

Strengthening Nuclear Law in Asia and the Pacific: IAEA Legal Workshop in Singapore

The importance of having an adequate national nuclear legal framework in place, as well as IAEA legislative assistance in establishing and maintaining up-to-date national legislation were among the issues that over 50 legal experts from 19 IAEA Member States discussed during a sub-regional workshop hosted in Singapore recently.

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29 June 2016 News Story

Scientists Study Atoms in Soil to Find Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Balancing how fertilizer, water and soil are used with agricultural crops has proven useful for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that drive climate change and global warming. But striking an optimal balance requires understanding how these factors are influenced by different soil and environmental conditions as well as farm management practices.

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28 June 2016 News Story

IAEA Impact: How a Nuclear Technique Helped Save the Western Cape’s Orange Industry

Citrusdal, South Africa – Every morning at 7 a.m. a small airplane takes off to swoop around a fertile valley amidst the scenic mountains of Western Cape in South Africa, offloading its cargo of 1 000 000 ready-to-mate moths.

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28 June 2016 News Story

IAEA Boosts Skills in Asia with Nuclear Reactor Simulators Course

Through a training course in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, held this month the IAEA presented computer simulation tools to university professors, nuclear professionals and regulatory authorities in Asia to demonstrate the physics and operational response characteristics of a nuclear reactor.

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27 June 2016 News Story

Cooperation with Uruguay to Focus on Health, IAEA Director General Says in Montevideo

Health care, including cancer control, is the main focus of the IAEA's support to Uruguay, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in Montevideo on Friday. While Uruguay has well-equipped and well-staffed cancer and nuclear medicine centres, there is high demand for qualified medical physicists for radiation medicine applications.

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27 June 2016 News Story

New IAEA Handbook Helps Doctors Deal With Social Aspects of Nuclear or Radiological Accidents

"Historically, the main concern of medical professionals was the symptom. The patient was a carrier of symptoms to which observation, medical reasoning, and techniques were applied. Therefore, the medical concern did not extend much farther than the biological body. Even when operating in a public health capacity, it was not seen as the responsibility of medical professionals to understand socio-cultural factors, even when they had an obvious influence on outcomes.

The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident of March 11, 2011 has challenged these assumptions."

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24 June 2016 News Story

Research on Materials with Neutron Beams Finds New Home in Africa

Scientists from southern Africa no longer need to travel tens of thousands of kilometres to conduct materials research using thermal energy neutron beams, thanks to a recent installation of upgraded diffraction beam line facilities at the Safari-1 research reactor near Pretoria, South Africa.

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