New Nuclear Horizons: Leading Global Experts at IAEA Scientific Forum
[Morning] Leading experts opened two days of sessions today on advances in fields of nuclear science and technology. Featured presentations focus on nuclear power, nuclear medicine, safety standards, and safeguards technology. In welcoming remarks, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei emphasized the importance of innovation and new approaches for peaceful nuclear development. "Any significant future expansion in the use of nuclear power will depend heavily on continued innovation in reactor and fuel cycle technology," he said. Sessions run 16 and 17 September. Director General's Statement » :: Programme »
Nuclear Power for Tomorrow: INPRO Briefing
[Morning] Deputy Director General Victor Mourogov and senior IAEA staff led a briefing 15 September on the status of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO). Members of INPRO -- which includes studies on "next generation" nuclear power plants -- include Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey and the European Commission. View INPRO Pages »
National Exhibits Highlight Nuclear Fields
[Morning] Conference exhibits from Argentina and the Republic of Korea highlight national and international developments in fields of nuclear science and technology. Argentina's display covers the country's extensive range of services and programmes in nuclear power and other fields. Korea's focuses on "Atoms for the Next Generation", with special emphasis on education, training, and knowledge management.
Nuclear Regulators Address Safety Issues
[Morning] Senior nuclear regulators from IAEA Member States began discussions today on topical safety issues. Topics covered include safety management and culture and lessons learned from radiological emergencies. Opening the meeting, which concludes later today, was Mr. T. Taniguchi, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Safety and Security.
[Morning] As adopted at the opening session, the General Conference Agenda is now on line, indicating how the items are allocated among Conference bodies for initial discussion.
[Morning/Afternoon] The General Debate continued today, with statements made by the delegates of Kazakhstan, Yemen, France, Syrian, Arab Republic, Tunisia, Pakistan, ARgentina, Germany, Romania, Croatia, Cuba, and Netherlands. In the afternoon session, statements were made by delegates of Switzerland, Hungary, Malaysia, Jordan, Denmark, BElgium, Spain, Azerbaijan, Namibia, Poland, Chile, Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Norway, Slovenia, Venezuela, Niger, and a representative from the European Commission.