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Mauritania, nuclear medicine centre, radiotherapy, cancer, IAEA
18 December 2014

Bringing Cancer Care Closer to Home: Mauritania Opens First Nuclear Medicine Centre

Nouakchott, Mauritania — The opening of Mauritania’s first ever nuclear medicine centre with IAEA support last month will lead to improved access to modern diagnostics and treatment, as well as lower costs.

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15 December 2014

Climate Change Forum Discusses Nuclear Power

A mix of solar and wind energy, carbon capture storage technology and nuclear power could provide a viable solution to countries seeking to decrease their carbon footprint by lowering the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of their energy sector. This was the message from the IAEA at this year’s annual United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference — COP20 — held last week in Lima, Peru.

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11 December 2014

IAEA Reviews Nuclear Security in Belgium

An IAEA team concluded that the physical protection system in Belgium is robust, with a program of continuous improvement in place at both the operator and government level.

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IAEA Isotope Browser app for iOS, iPhone, iPad
11 December 2014

Nuclear Data on the Go: The IAEA Nuclear Data App Now Available on iOS

Scientists and professionals working in nuclear-related areas can now quickly reference the properties of more than 4000 nuclides and isomers using their iPhones and iPads.

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IAEA Topics in Focus

Radioactive Waste Management

The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, together with the IAEA international Safety Standards are helping provide a framework for safety at the international level in the area of radioactive waste management. Go To Coverage →

IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety

Sharing IAEA Action Plan information across the world nuclear community. Go To Coverage →

Cancer Care and Control

The IAEA contributes nuclear techniques to the fight against cancer, a major global health problem that increasingly impacts the world, particularly developing countries. Go To Coverage →

Nuclear Power: Status and Outlook

Over the past several years, there has been a resurgence of interest in nuclear power, both from countries with established nuclear power programmes and countries that are interested in beginning a programme. Go To Coverage →

Photo Essays

10 December 2014
As the world population grows, so does demand for food, leading to an increase in the use of agrochemicals in farming. In most countries these chemicals are an important part of food production. But if they are not used properly, their residues can contaminate food.
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The IAEA works with over 70 countries world-wide to support the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in their food control systems. One of these countries is Chile.

Giving Food a Health Check - IAEA Supports Food Safety Controls in Chile

9 October 2014
The Earth's environment is in constant threat: from climate change, natural catastrophes, pollution, and ecological damage resulting from various man-made activities, including accidental or intentional release of radioactivity. The ability to accurately measure the impact of these adverse environmental effects is crucial not only in determining the extent of damage but also to assist in remediating their effects.

ALMERA Network - Providing Accurate Measurements for Monitoring Radioactivity in the Environment

9 September 2014
In June 2014, the IAEA helped Montenegro to prepare over 90 radioactive sources for safe and secure storage. These sealed sources were contained in devices that were used primarily for lightning rods.

Conditioning of Radioactive Sources in Montenegro - IAEA Mission in June 2014

15 July 2014

IAEA Helps Zanzibar to Improve Rice Varieties

1 July 2014

You Only Get One Chance: Nuclear Forensics in Action

23 June 2014
Uranium, the raw material for today's nuclear fuel, is a slightly radioactive metal that occurs throughout the earth's crust. It must be processed through a series of steps to safely produce efficient fuel for generating electricity. Aerial view of the Ranger uranium mine, Northern Territory, Australia, 2014. Photo Credit M. Ingrames

Where is Uranium Found and How it is Processed for Nuclear Energy

IAEA Videos

5 December 2014 From Cradle to Grave - Paving the Way for the Control of Radioactive Sources

From the Cradle to the Grave - Paving the Way for the Control of Radioactive Sources

16 November 2014 Seawater Sampling in Fukushima: IAEA and Japanese Experts Conduct Joint Mission

Seawater Sampling in Fukushima: IAEA and Japanese Experts Conduct Joint Mission

10 November 2014

A Health Check For Food - IAEA Supports Food Safety Controls in Chile

13 October 2014

Behind These Doors

29 September 2014

Breaking the Ground for the Future and Celebrating the Past

23 September 2014

Radioactive Waste - The Journey to Disposal

Director General Yukiya Amano

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Fukushima Status Reports

19 December 2014

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