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2014

IAEA CRP meeting discusses findings in Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) research and modelling

Participants from 12 countries met in Erlangen, Germany in the first week of June to discuss recent progress in an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on the elaboration of FAC guidelines and benchmarking of prediction tools to help effectively reduce the number of piping and equipment failures caused by FAC. Read more...


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

Uranium, the raw material for today's nuclear fuel, is a slightly radioactive metal that occurs throughout the earth's crust. View Photo Essay...


Evaluating Uranium Supply and Demand: IAEA Hosts URAM 2014

A sustainable uranium production cycle is essential for nuclear energy. This involves activities from exploration to the choice of mining and processing technology, from prefeasibility studies to the construction, operation and appropriate closure of mines. Read more...


IAEA Releases 2013 Statistics of Nuclear Power Reactors in the World

The IAEA released its annual publication that presents the most recent data on nuclear power reactors across the world. The Nuclear Power Reactors in the World (Reference Data Series No.2) contains summary information as of 31.12.2013 on power reactors operating, under construction and shut down as well as performance data on reactors operating in the IAEA Member States. Read more...


Revising the IAEA's Milestones Document

Forty-four experts from 30 Member States met at the IAEA this week to discuss the revision of one of the Agency's key guidance documents for nuclear newcomers: "Milestones in the Development for a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power". Read more...


Embarking on Nuclear Science, Technology and Innovation

In response to growing interest in establishing new national research reactors, the IAEA brought together 50 representatives from 30 Member States for a training workshop on Considerations and Milestones for a New Research Reactor Project. Read more...


IAEA Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors Charts Way Forward

Interest in IAEA Member States in fast reactor technology is increasing. At the 47th meeting of the IAEA Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors (TWG-FR), experts from 18 countries reviewed the current status of national, international and IAEA activities on fast reactors and accelerator driven systems. Read more...


Capacity Building Key to Competent Nuclear Workforce, IAEA Conference Concludes

Good progress has been made in human resource development in the last few years, the International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes, which was held from 12 to 16 May 2014 in Vienna, Austria, concluded today. Read more...


International Conference on Human Resource Development and Capacity Building for Nuclear Power Programmes Commences

The International Conference on Human Resource Development (HRD) for Nuclear Power Programmes: Building and Sustaining Capacity, organized by the IAEA, commences on 12 May 2014 at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna. Read more...


Building Capacity for Safe, Secure and Sustainable Nuclear Energy Programmes

There are over 30 countries interested in building their first nuclear power reactor, according to IAEA reports. Capacity building will be key to this growth, requiring newcomers to first develop the needed workforce size and expertise for all of the organizations and institutions necessary to developing a safe and secure nuclear power programme. Read more...


Managing Environmental Impact Assessments in New Nuclear Power Programmes

Environmental issues span all aspects of a nuclear power programme. This new Nuclear Energy Series publication describes the environmental impact assessment process, how to use it and the necessary infrastructure for such a process. Read more...


IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter: May 2014 issue is online

The latest issue of the Nuclear Power newsletter has been released. It covers topics as diverse as the upcoming Conference on Human Resource Development, support for new nuclear power programmes, activities related to different reactor technologies, new projects in INPRO and many others. Read more...


Nuclear Safety Infrastructure: Next E-learning Module Released

Module 9 of the interactive e-learning series has just been released: "Establishing the Safety Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Programme" defines the required safety infrastructure and explains its importance in a nuclear power programme. Read more...


IAEA DG Amano talks to NEFW Newsletter on radioactive waste management

The latest edition of the NEFW Newsletter features an interview with the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on the upcoming Scientific Forum, which will focus on radioactive waste management. The spectrum of articles stretch from uranium mining and research reactors to IAEA Fukushima missions on environmental remediation and decommissioning. Read more...


Amano: "Safe, Sustainable, Viable Waste Management"

Director General Yukiya Amano decided to focus on radioactive waste management at the next Scientific Forum, which will be held on 23 and 24 September 2014 during the 58th General Conference. In an interview with the NEFW Newsletter, he explains why the Forum would be interesting for all IAEA Member States. Read more...


IAEA Hosts Annual Meeting of International Radioactive Waste Technical Committee

An annual meeting of the International Radioactive Waste Technical Committee (WATEC) is taking place at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna from 1 to 4 April 2014, covering a range of important issues and methods relating to the safe and secure disposal of radioactive waste. Read more...


New E-learning Module Released on Nuclear Power Management Systems

The IAEA has released the eighth module of the interactive e-learning series explaining the IAEA's Milestones Approach to introducing a nuclear power programme. The "Management Systems" module explains how to develop and implement the structure, resources and processes of a nuclear industry organisation into one coherent system to ensure effective and safe management of a nuclear power programme. Read more...


Gateway to Nuclear Information

The Nuclear Energy News App offers instant access to newsletters, brochures and information from the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy. The app is now available via the iTunes and Google Play stores. Listen...


What are first steps towards a nuclear power programme?

A number of IAEA Member States are at a very early stage of considering adding nuclear power to their national energy mix. A recent IAEA workshop, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, addressed first steps to be taken and provided guidance and training in conducting energy assessments, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies on the introduction of nuclear power. Read more...


Applications Open for ICTP-IAEA School of Nuclear Energy Management

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the IAEA will jointly organize their School of Nuclear Energy Management (NEM), targeted at young professionals who show promise as future leaders in the nuclear, academic and public sectors. Read more...


Ask the Experts: About Nuclear Power

Some countries around the world are looking at nuclear power as a reliable and sustainable source of energy. The IAEA advises these countries on how to prepare their nuclear power infrastructure. Listen...


IAEA Delivers Report on Nuclear Power Development to Turkey

The International Atomic Energy Agency delivered today the final report from an IAEA Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission, conducted in November 2013, to the Turkish Government. Read more...


How They Do It: Belarus, China, Turkey

Experts from three countries expanding or building nuclear power programmes explain their countries' motivations for building new NPPs, what they do and how they work with the IAEA for safe and sustainable programmes. Read more...


Bangladesh Joins INPRO as 40th Member

The IAEA is welcoming Bangladesh as the 40th Member of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO). The country will be represented through the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. Read more...


IAEA Infrastructure Meeting: Newcomer and Expanding Countries Face Similar Challenges

Participants at the annual IAEA Technical Meeting on Topical Issues in the Development of Nuclear Power Infrastructure agreed that strong government support, a firm road map, stakeholder support and financing were key issues for a sustainable nuclear power project. Read more...


How Should Nuclear Newcomers Manage Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste?

A recent IAEA publication on establishing a sound management structure for radioactive waste and spent fuel provides a concise summary of key issues to be addressed by countries embarking on a nuclear power programme. Read more...


Applications open for 10th IAEA-ICTP Nuclear Knowledge Management School

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will organize their Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) School for a 10th time this year. Read more...


Annual IAEA Infrastructure Meeting Connects States Expanding and New to Nuclear Power

More than 100 participants are attending the Technical Meeting on Topical Issues in the Development of Nuclear Power Infrastructure, which opened at the IAEA today. The four-day meeting is the main annual forum for Member States considering, planning or expanding a nuclear power programme to share their experiences in nuclear power infrastructure development. Read more...


IAEA Launches New Service to Review Readiness for Constructing Nuclear Power Plants

The IAEA is introducing a new service for Member States starting nuclear new build or major refurbishment construction activities. The Construction Readiness Review (CORR) service is aimed at assessing a nuclear project's readiness to proceed to its next phase of construction. Read more...


Nuclear Power Newsletter: January 2014 issue is online

The latest edition of the NENP Newsletter is online! It covers topics as diverse as the INIR Mission to Turkey, management systems for nuclear facilities, fast reactor development, INPRO's Action Plan for 2014-2015 and many others. Read more...


Progress and Development through the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative

The IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI), launched in 2010, supports Agency activities in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Here are four examples of Nuclear Energy related PUI projects, as featured in the latest IAEA Bulletin. Read more...


Looking into the Future: Advanced Reactors

For nuclear energy to play a substantial role in a sustainable global energy supply, both technical and institutional innovations are needed that will lead to lead to more efficient, more affordable and more sustainable advanced reactor technologies. Latest IAEA Bulletin looked into the future. Read more...



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