• The IAEA and United Nations Environment Programme talk about fact-finding missions to the Balkan region in response to concerns related to aftereffects from military uses of depleted uranium there.
  • Spain hosts an IAEA conference on the radiological protection of patients, a topic of rising concern.
  • The Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management & the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management enters into force in June.
  • In the wake of terrorist attacks in the USA on 11 September, the IAEA holds a special session
    on nuclear terrorism
    to forge a stronger global framework for radiological and nuclear security.
  • In Vienna, experts in global development issues examine ways in which countries can achieve
    greater benefits from nuclear science and technology.
  • Near the accident’s 15th anniversary, the IAEA works to help Ukraine safely take the
    Chernobyl plant out of service.
  • Kofi Annan is reappointed to a second term as Secretary-General.
     
  Depleted uranium (DU) is a by-product of
the process to make fuel for certain types of
nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.
Rrisks could be a result of the chemical or
radiological properties of depleted uranium.
depleted uranium    
   

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