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2015

Nuclear Newcomers Share Experiences

Senior experts from nuclear newcomers and operating nuclear power countries agreed that government guidance and support, stakeholder involvement, financing and safety are key issues in implementing a sustainable nuclear programme, at last week's annual. Read more...


IAEA Experts Review Japan's Decommissioning Plans, Visit Fukushima Daiichi Site

Decommissioning experts from the IAEA started a mission to review Japan's plans and work to decommission the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read more...


New IAEA Project Focusses on Decommissioning and Remediation of Damaged Nuclear Facilities

The IAEA has launched a new project aimed at benefiting from the experiences gained from the challenges of decommissioning and remediating damaged nuclear facilities. Read more...


From Consideration to Construction: The United Arab Emirates' Journey to Nuclear Power

Interview with Ambassador Hamad Al Kaabi, Resident Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the IAEA. Read more...


Newcomer, Expanding Nuclear Power States to Gather at Annual IAEA Meeting

Representatives from 38 Member States will gather tomorrow at an annual IAEA meeting to take stock of recent developments and to share experiences on building the necessary infrastructure on which safe and sustainable nuclear power programmes would be based. Read more...


Open for Registration: IAEA Spent Fuel Management Conference

Interested applicants have two weeks left to submit abstracts to the International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors, to be held at the IAEA in Vienna 15-19 June. Read more...


Improving Programmes for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation

Improved organizational performance, enhanced safety, optimized operations and increased national and international confidence in Member States' organizations, facilities, programmes and activities are among the benefits that IAEA ARTEMIS peer reviews provide to Member States. Read more...


Uranium in Africa: Aiming high for leadership

Project leaders from across the African region gathered at the first ever Leadership Academy workshop on sustainable uranium production to discuss effective leadership skills and methods. Read more...



2014

Nominations open for next IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School

The IAEA is now receiving nominations to attend its next Nuclear Energy Management (NEM) School, to take place from 17 - 28 May 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Early to mid-career nuclear energy professionals, with managerial potential, from the following countries are encouraged to apply: Bangladesh, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE and Viet Nam. Read more...


Managing Large Size Radioactive Waste from Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities

Radioactive waste must be safely and securely managed to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. A recent IAEA training course in Slovakia addressed one area of specific concern to Member States in this field: How to manage large size radioactive waste arisings from the decommissioning of components with complex geometries. Read more...


IAEA Issues 2014 Edition of Climate Change and Nuclear Power

The IAEA's Latest edition of the Climate Change and Nuclear Power report, issued today, examines the role of nuclear power in mitigating global climate change and how it contributes to other developmental and environmental challenges. Read more...


IAEA Reviews Viet Nam's Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development

An IAEA mission reviewing Viet Nam's nascent nuclear power programme found that the country implemented some of the Agency's earlier recommendations on siting, stakeholder involvement, environmental protection and industrial involvement, and that it is aware of what more needs to be done. Read more...


Developing Effective Techniques to Engage with Decision Makers and the Public on Nuclear Power

Underlining the importance of nurturing public acceptance, experts from over 40 countries met 4-7 November 2014 in Bristol, United Kingdom to develop effective techniques and messages to engage with decision makers and the public on nuclear power projects. Read more...


Supporting Access to Nuclear Information

With over 3.7 million bibliographic records, the IAEA hosts of one of the world's largest collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Read more...


Inspiring High School Students to Pursue Careers in Nuclear Science

A pilot project supported by the IAEA aims to raise awareness and encourage high school students to pursue careers in nuclear science and tecnnology. Read more...


IAEA Launches Gateway for Professional Nuclear Networks

Quick access to vast pools of knowledge and information through digital communication help foster progress in many areas, including the peaceful uses of atomic energy and nuclear technologies. One of the latest examples of this, the IAEA web-based platform CONNECT, was officially launched on 28 October 2014 at an event held at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna. Read more...


IAEA supports 2014 International Nuclear Leadership Education Programme

For a second consecutive year, the IAEA has supported the International Nuclear Leadership Education Program (INLEP), run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. The second module of the programme, held from 22 to 31 October at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, concluded today. Read more...


IAEA, France Sign Agreement for Virtual Research Reactor

An agreement to deploy the Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL) project in a French research reactor was signed between the IAEA and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission CEA on 26 September 2014 on the margins of the 58th IAEA General Conference. Read more...


Kazakhstan Removes Stockpile of Fresh High Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Fuel

Kazakhstan has removed a stockpile of Russian-origin fresh high enriched uranium (HEU) fuel from the critical assembly of the WWR-K Research Reactor in Almaty. Read more...


IAEA Supports the Building of Nuclear Power Infrastructures

Building sustainable nuclear power infrastructure was the focus of presentations by delegates from newcomer countries, Kenya, Malaysia and Turkey, at a side event held on 24 September 2014 on the margins of the annual IAEA General Conference. Read more...


GC Side Event: 4th Nuclear Operator Organizations Cooperation Forum

"Nuclear Power Plant Construction Effectiveness: Success Factors, Outlook and Ways to Influence the Future" was the focus of this year's Nuclear Operator Organizations Cooperation Forum, held last week during the IAEA General Conference. Read more...


Enhancing Expertise in Nuclear Technology

Sixteen graduates of the European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) programme received their awards at a ceremony held at the IAEA on 25 September 2014. Read more...


Dealing With Carbon and Climate Change Through Nuclear Science and Technology

Experts and delegates met to discuss carbon, climate change, and nuclear science at the Nuclear Science and Technology in Managing Carbon - From Ocean Acidification to Climate Change side event at the 58th IAEA General Conference, Vienna, Austria, 25 September 2014. Read more...


IAEA Scientific Forum Highlights Responsibility for Radioactive Waste

A two-day Scientific Forum, entitled Radioactive Waste: Meeting the Challenge - Science and Technology for Safe and Sustainable Solutions, held during the IAEA's annual General Conference, emphasized the need for a comprehensive, integrated, cradle-to-grave approach for management of radioactive waste. Read more...


The Challenge of Managing Nuclear Knowledge

During the side event Managing Organizational Knowledge for Improved Safety and Economics, nuclear organizations in IAEA Member State shared their approaches, experiences, challenges and results in managing organizational knowledge. Read more...


GC Side Event: What's New in Power Reactor Technologies, Cogeneration and Fuel Cycle Back End?

The GC side event on "What's New in Power Reactor Technologies, Cogeneration and the Fuel Cycle Back End?" was held today during the 58th IAEA General Conference. The event, organized by the Nuclear Power Technology Development and the INPRO Sections, attracted around 100 participants. All presentations are available on the IAEA website. Read more...


Nuclear Energy Side Events at the 58th IAEA General Conference

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy will host a number of side events and two exhibitions during the upcoming General Conference (22-26 September). It also plays a key role in the 2014 Scientific Forum, which will focus on the science and technology behind the management of radioactive waste. All NE side events are open to all registered participants of the General Conference. Read more...


Celebrating a Decade of Success In Knowledge Transfer

Over the last ten years, bright young professionals from around the world have been selected each year to take part in a week-long specialized training and educational programme in the field of nuclear knowledge management. Read more...


Uranium 2014 Report: Red Book Highlights Continuing Growth Trend

Uranium 2014: Resources, Production and Demand, the 25th edition of the Red Book, is a recognised world reference on uranium and was published today by the IAEA and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Read more...


Safe and Sustainable Radioactive Waste Management

The IAEA has organized this year's Scientific Forum to focus on the scientific and technological experience gained around the world, providing the basis for safe and sustainable waste management approaches. Read more...


IAEA Transfers Knowledge Management Assist Visit Methodology to China

Following a year's preparation, the IAEA has handed over a methodology to China's Research Institute of Nuclear Power Operation (RINPO) to conduct its own knowledge management visits to Chinese nuclear power utilities. Read more...


IAEA Reviews Jordan's Progress in Developing Nuclear Power Programme

An IAEA-led team of international experts who reviewed Jordan's programme for introducing nuclear power found that notable progress has been made in the development of the country's nuclear infrastructure. Read more...


E-learning for Nuclear Newcomers: New Module on Emergency Preparedness and Response Released

Module 10 of the interactive e-learning series on nuclear infrastructure development has just been released: "Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR)" explains how to develop an EPR framework for a nuclear power programme. Read more...


Training Kenya's Future Nuclear Power Specialists

Fellows from Kenyan institutions involved in assessing the country's need for a nuclear power programme completed an IAEA supported training programme at the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) of Texas A&M University (TAMU) last week. Read more...


IAEA Issues Annual Report for 2013

The IAEA's wide range of technical and scientific activities being carried out in continued support of the needs of its Member States, and a review of developments related to nuclear issues are among the highlights of the recently-released Annual Report for 2013. Read more...


International Safeguards in the Design of Nuclear Reactors

This new IAEA Nuclear Energy Series publication (NP-T-2.9) is intended to increase understanding of the safeguards obligations of both the State and the IAEA. It provides information that States, operators or other entities may take into consideration when planning new nuclear facilities. Read more...


Operating Experience with Nuclear Power Stations in Member States in 2013 - 2014 Edition

Based on the IAEA PRIS database, this report provides annual performance data and outage information for individual nuclear power plants from around the world. Summaries of historical performance and outages during the lifetimes of those plants are also included. Read more...


Building a National Position on a New Nuclear Power Programme

Developing a strong and sustainable justification for a new nuclear power programme is central to ensuring its success. Last week, 33 experts from 25 IAEA Member States met in Vienna to discuss what constitutes a national decision for nuclear power and the importance of this process during the initial consideration of a new nuclear power programme. Read more...


Master's Programmes in Nuclear Technology, Science and Engineering

Effective decision-making and management processes helps to support high-levels of safety in nuclear energy. Though some universities provide courses related to nuclear management as part of their nuclear engineering programmes, there is an increasing interest in providing master's programmes that have a specialized focus on the more advanced aspects of management in the fields of nuclear technology, science and engineering. Read more...


The Birth of a New Generation in Uranium Production

The IAEA's International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (URAM 2014), which took place last week from 23-27 June, was rich with signs that the uranium sector is exploring a smarter version of itself. Read more...


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...


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...


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...


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...



2013

Asian Network for Education and Training ANENT launches new web portal

Approaching its 10th anniversary in 2014, the web portal of the Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) is renewed in cooperation with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI). Read more...


Two more E-learning modules for "Nuclear Newcomers" online

As part of a wider e-learning project to support Newcomer countries, the Division of Nuclear Power, has just produced two new modules: "Systematic Approach to Training (SAT)", the IAEA's recommended methodology for ensuring the competence of staff in nuclear facilities, and "Feasibility study" to help prepare the justification of a nuclear power plant. Read more...


IAEA's Nuclear Energy News App now available for Android devices

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy expanded the compatibility of its NE News application beyond the iPad and iPhone to include devices that use the very popular Android operating system. The result is the NE News for Android devices, now available in the Google store. Read more...


Interactive E-learning for Nuclear "Newcomers"

A new set of IAEA e-learning modules aimed at helping "newcomer" Member States understand the infrastructure requirements of a nuclear power programme is also receiving interest from operating countries. Read more...


IAEA Helps Southeast Asian Countries Assess Economic Impacts of Introducing Nuclear Energy

What are the macroeconomic impacts of introducing a nuclear power programme? Representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia and Viet Nam met recently to address this question and to share their experiences in assessing these impacts. Read more...


Bringing the Map to Life: IAEA assists Africa on Uranium Resources

Africa currently produces about 18% of the world's uranium, but various estimates see a three to four fold increase by 2035-2040. The continent has been producing uranium for more than 50 years, notably in Niger, Namibia and South Africa, and more recently in Malawi. However, changes are needed in both the number and the nature of uranium mining projects to achieve those projections. Read more...


DDG Bychkov on Atoms for Peace, energy, climate change, safety, sustainability

At a recent American Nuclear Society meeting, IAEA Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov focussed on US President Eisenhower's historical "Atoms for Peace" speech. "Peace, health, prosperity are key words in everything about us," Mr Bychkov said. He went on to ask: "But how do you reach prosperity? Really, how do you prosper without energy?" Read more...


Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular of Canada, Visits IAEA

On 3 December 2013, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular of Canada, paid an official visit to the IAEA headquarters and was accompanied by the Resident Representative of Canada to the IAEA, H.E. Mr. Mark Bailey. Read more...


IAEA Team Wraps Up Review of Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning Plans

An IAEA expert team today completed a review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read more...


New Version of ARIS Database Launched

A new version of the IAEA's Advanced Reactor Information System (ARIS) database is now available online at: http://aris.iaea.org. ARIS is an ideal database for Member States considering their first nuclear power plant, or for those seeking to expand their existing programs by new construction. Read more...


IAEA, France Sign Agreement in Nuclear Education and Training

The IAEA and France signed an agreement last week that will enable French nuclear organizations to play a bigger role in IAEA activities in nuclear education and training, particularly in newcomer countries. Read more...


7th INPRO Dialogue Forum Discusses Evolutionary Reactor Designs

Experts and engineers from 32 Member States focussed on the application of INPRO Methodology to evolutionary reactors at the 7th INPRO Dialogue Forum. Reactor products from AREVA, Candu Energy Inc., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy International, KEPCO Engineering and Construction, KHNP, Mitsubishi and ROSATOM were represented. Read more...


Establishing Networks for Countries Introducing Nuclear Power

To meet the need for greater networking opportunities among nuclear newcomers, the IAEA convened a technical meeting on using social media platforms to enhance communication among key stakeholders in developing nuclear power programmes. Read more...


IAEA Virtual Nuclear Management University initiative aimed at enhancing nuclear safety and economics

Leading nuclear engineering universities from across the world have started work on developing an IAEA-endorsed curricula for a Master's programme on management for nuclear energy professionals. Read more...


Joint OECD/NEA- IAEA Uranium Group hold 50th meeting amidst growing global demand

Continued global growth in nuclear power programmes and associated uranium demand will keep the joint Uranium Group (UG) of the OECD/NEA and the IAEA busy, despite declining uranium prices, participants heard at the UG's landmark 50th meeting in early November. Read more...


IAEA, FORATOM Discuss Management Systems for Nuclear Facilities

A sustainable and successful management system for a nuclear facility ensures that nuclear safety matters are not dealt with in isolation. It integrates safety, health, security, quality assurance and environmental issues, as defined in the IAEA Safety Standards. Read more...


IAEA Experts Begin Review of Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning Efforts

A team of IAEA experts today began a review of Japan's efforts and plans to decommission TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read more...


Nuclear Power: Strategies for National Industry Involvement

When developing a strategy for national industry participation in a new or expanding nuclear power programme, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. An IAEA meeting on Strategic Supply Chains and National Industrial Involvement for Nuclear Power discussed these issues. Read more...


IAEA, Partners Highlight Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

Participants at an IAEA-chaired side event at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference COP19 heard that hydro, wind and nuclear power produce the smallest amounts of GHG emissions on a life cycle basis. Read more...


IAEA Reviews Turkey's Progress in Nuclear Power Development

An IAEA-led team of international experts who reviewed Turkey's programme for introducing nuclear power found that important progress has been made in the development of the country's nuclear infrastructure. Read more...


Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: IAEA side event at COP19

Mitigating the climate change in the energy sector will be the focus of a side event on 18 November 2013 at the global climate change conference currently under way in Warsaw. Read more...


IAEA Showcases Work on Climate Change at Global Conference

The role of nuclear energy in mitigating climate change and the role of nuclear technologies in protecting the environment, including the oceans, will be the focus of IAEA's outreach at the global climate change conference that began on 11 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. Read more...


IAEA Coordinates Research on Fast Reactor Safety Features

Experts from 11 Member States participating in an IAEA project have this week presented first results from their simulation and modelling work on how sodium cooled fast reactors would stand a severe accident. Read more...


Belarus Starts Constructing Its First Nuclear Power Plant

Belarus is the first nuclear "newcomer" country in Europe, and the second country after the United Arab Emirates, to start the construction of its first nuclear power plant (NPP) in three decades. Read more...


IAEA Issues Expanded Report on Climate Change and Nuclear Power

The IAEA has issued its latest report on Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2013, to coincide with the next round of global climate talks to be held on 11-22 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. Read more...


Hungary Completes High Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Fuel Removal

Hungary just completed the transfer of its HEU research reactor fuel to the Russian Federation, becoming the ninth nation to completely remove such fuel from its territory since the Tripartite (IAEA-US-Russian Federation) Initiative known as the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) programme which began in 2002. Read more...


INIR Mission to Turkey Commences

An Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission, invited by the Government of Turkey, has begun its work today in Ankara. The two-week mission will review Turkey's progress in developing a national infrastructure for the country's new nuclear power programme. Read more...


Managing Disused Radioactive Sources

The IAEA helps Member States increase their capacity to manage disused sealed radioactive sources. Here are two practical examples: an interregional training and an actual recovery operation. Read more...


Meeting Announcement: 2014 Annual Meeting on Nuclear Infrastructure Development

The next Technical Meeting on Topical Issues of Infrastructure Development will be held at the IAEA on 4-7 February 2014. It is the main forum for senior managers involved in national nuclear power programmes to meet and discuss challenges and common issues. The deadline for nominations is 29 November 2013. Read more...


IAEA Expert Remediation Mission to Japan Issues Preliminary Report

The IAEA's international expert mission to review remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi accident concluded today with the presentation of a Preliminary Summary Report to Japan's Senior Vice-Minister of the Environment, Shinji Inoue. Read more...


Progress in Building Bangladesh's Nuclear Infrastructure

A recent IAEA mission to Bangladesh on the country's new nuclear power programme came away with the view that Bangladesh has responded well to the IAEA recommendations made during an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission in February 2012. Read more...


Vienna Energy Club Members Highlight Sustainable Development at IAEA General Conference Side Event

Member organizations of the Vienna Energy Club (VEC) highlighted the central role of energy to sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts, at a side event of the 57th IAEA General Conference. Read more...


Nuclear Energy Department Honours Nuclear Engineering graduates

The IAEA's Department of Nuclear Energy and the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) honoured 13 fresh graduates of the European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) programme at an award ceremony in Vienna. Read more...


GC Side Event: Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability

Two outstanding services for Member States - energy planning, and nuclear energy system modelling, analysis and sustainability assessment - were the focus of a side event organized by the Department of Nuclear Energy during the IAEA General Conference. Read more...


GC Side Event: Networks for Collaboration in Nuclear Education and Training

The role of networks in educating and training future nuclear workforce was highlighted at a side event during the IAEA's General Conference last week. Read more...


IAEA Issues Projections for Nuclear Power from 2020 to 2050

The world's nuclear power generating capacity is projected to continue to grow by 2030, a recent IAEA study shows. Read more...


GC Side Event: Progress in Safe Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Positive developments in IAEA Member States' programmes for radioactive waste disposal were the focus of a side event, organised by the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy on 18 September 2013. Read more...


GC Side Event: Five Years of INIR Mission

Attendance was high at a GC side event held Wednesday, which highlighted five years of experience with Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) missions and Agency assistance. Belarus, Poland, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Vietnam discussed how they used the results of this peer review service in developing and expanding national nuclear infrastructure. Read more...


GC Side Event: 3rd Nuclear Operator Organizations Cooperation Forum

Advanced approaches to construction management were the focus of this year's Nuclear Operator Organizations Cooperation Forum, held at the IAEA today. The Forum is part of the implementation of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety. Read more...


Highlights from Nuclear Energy Department at the 57th IAEA General Conference

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy hosted two exhibitions and a number of side events, open to all registered participants, during the General Conference, between 16 and 20 September.  Read more...


Practical Arrangement Between IAEA and University Institute of Advanced Studies (IUSS) of Pavia

Reflecting the IAEA's commitment to higher education, the IAEA and the University Institute of Advanced Studies (IUSS) of Pavia, Italy, formalized a Practical Arrangement on 17 September 2012. It will establish education networks to encourage the development of a competent nuclear workforce. Read more...


NEFW Newsletter September issue is online

The September 2013 edition of the NEFW Newsletter is online! First-hand accounts from places as diverse as Tanzania and Uzbekistan, and on topics as diverse as uranium mining, repatriation of highly enriched uranium research reactor spent fuel, recovering disused radioactive sources, waste and environmental remediation. Read more...


Nuclear Energy Side Events at the 57th IAEA General Conference

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy will host a number of side events and two exhibitions during the upcoming General Conference, between 16 and 20 September. All NE side events are open to all registered participants of the General Conference. The full list of Side Events is available here. Read more...


IAEA Launches Catalogue of Services for Nuclear Infrastructure Development

A new Catalogue of Services helps Member States to identify and request IAEA assistance for national organizations at different stages of the development or expansion of a nuclear power programme. Read more...


New E-learning Module - Construction Management

The IAEA has released a new module of the interactive e-learning series explaining the IAEA's Milestones Approach to introducing a nuclear power programme. The "Managing Nuclear Power Plant Construction" module highlights the different aspects of construction management over each phase of development. Read more...


Country Nuclear Power Profiles 2013

The IAEA has published the 2013 edition of the Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP). The CNPP's main objectives are to consolidate information about the nuclear power infrastructures in participating countries, and to present factors related to effective planning, decision making and implementation of nuclear power programmes that together lead to safe and economical operation of nuclear power plants. Read more...


IAEA Launches Free Nuclear Energy News App

'One-Stop Access': IAEA Launches Free Nuclear Energy News App Instant access and convenience are the hallmarks of the Internet age. Read more...


IAEA organizes a workshop to assess the application of a UN resource classification and reporting tool for the management of uranium and thorium

On 9-13 July 2013, the IAEA organized a workshop in Santiago, Chile, to discuss and share experiences in applying the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) for the evaluation of uranium and thorium resources.  Read more...


6th INPRO Dialogue Forum Opens in Vienna

The licensing and safety issues for small and medium-sized reactors are the primary focus of the 6th INPRO Dialogue Forum which takes place at IAEA Headquarters from 29 July to 2 August 2013. Read more...


New E-learning Module - Stakeholder Involvement

The IAEA has released a new module of the interactive e-learning series explaining the IAEA's Milestones Approach to introducing a nuclear power programme. The stakeholder involvement module emphasizes the importance of developing and implementing a stakeholder involvement strategy and plan in parallel with the establishment of the nuclear power programme. Read more...


More Women Participants at 8th IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School

The 8th IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School (NEM) opened its doors to 43 young nuclear professionals. Read more...


IAEA Supports Nuclear Education and Training in Asian Region

Two IAEA events related to nuclear education and training via e-learning using the IAEA's Regional Learning Management System (R-LMS) were recently hosted by the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN) in Jakarta. Read more...


New Video: INPRO - Enhancing Global Nuclear Energy Sustainability

A new video film presents the current activities of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles. The film was shown during the recent International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. View video...


IAEA Experts Complete Chernobyl Mission

An IAEA expert team has completed a mission to review the causes and effects of a partial roof collapse at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in February 2013.  Read more...


Nuclear power remains important energy option for many countries, IAEA Ministerial Conference concludes

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to improve energy security, provide energy for development and fight climate change, the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century concluded today. Read more...


IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power Commences

Government ministers and international experts are gathered in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, to discuss the future of nuclear energy at an IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century. Read more...


Nuclear Power in 21st Century

High level decision-makers will be meeting at the IAEA's Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, convening in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, from 27 to 29 June 2013.  Read more...


Japan Hosts IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School

The IAEA Nuclear Energy Management (NEM) School opened up its doors on 27 May 2013 for a second consecutive year in Tokyo, Japan. Read more...


Announcing the INPRO Dialogue Forum on Licensing and Safety of SMRs

Is your country interested in small and medium-sized nuclear power reactors? The 6th INPRO Dialogue Forum, to be held at the IAEA on 29 July-2 August 2013, will address licensing and safety issues of these innovative reactor types. The forum is held in cooperation with the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security and NE's Nuclear Power Technology Development Section. Read more...


IAEA Delivers Final Report to Japan After Initial Review of Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi

An IAEA expert team completed its initial review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read more...


Future of Nuclear Power in Focus at IAEA Ministerial Conference in Saint Petersburg

Government ministers and international experts will discuss the future of nuclear energy at an IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, to be held 27 - 29 June 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. Read more...


IAEA Team Completes Initial Review of Japan's Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi

An IAEA expert team on 22 April 2013 completed an initial review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read more...


E-Learning for Nuclear Newcomers

The IAEA has launched today a new e-learning series to help newcomer countries as well as those expanding their nuclear power programmes. The interactive modules will cover the 19 infrastructure issues of the IAEA Milestones approach, and bring decades of expertise to life. Read more...


IAEA Experts Start Review of Japan's Plan to Decommission Reactors at 2011 Accident Site

Invited by Japan to review the nation's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, an IAEA expert team began work Monday, 15 April 2013. Read more...


New IAEA Bulletin: "Nuclear Power in the 21st Century"

The latest IAEA Bulletin, with a specific focus on Nuclear Power, has been issued. The Bulletin supports the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, in St. Petersburg, Russia, 27-29 June 2013. We hope you will find it interesting for your work and will also promote it among your contacts. Read more...


IAEA Reviews Poland's Progress in Nuclear Power Development

An IAEA-led team of international experts who reviewed Poland's programme for introducing nuclear power found that significant progress has been made in the development of the country's nuclear infrastructure. Read more...


IAEA's Nuclear Energy Management School Opens in U.S.A.

After successful stints in Italy, Japan and the United Arab Emirates, the IAEA's School for Nuclear Energy Management is now underway in Texas, USA. Read more...


Nuclear Knowledge Management e-Bulletin launched

The first NKM e-Bulletin - March 2013 is online, with many articles focussing on the vital link between knowledge management and safety, as well as the IAEA initiatives, products and services on the topic. Read more...


Belarus Releases INIR Mission Report

Belarus has agreed to make the full results of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) report available on the IAEA Website. Read more...


Latest edition of NEFW Newsletter is online

Latest edition of NEFW Newsletter is online! Interesting articles and lots of photos on decommissioning, environmental remediation, stakeholder involvement, research reactors, disused sealed sources... Read more...


INPRO and GIF Discuss Innovative Technologies

Some 40 experts of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and the IAEA met in Vienna on 28 February to 1 March to share information on progress and future activities related to R&D and technology innovation of nuclear energy systems. Read more...


Fast Reactors Provide Sustainable Nuclear Power for "Thousands of Years"

Using currently known uranium resources, fast reactors operating in a closed fuel cycle would be able to provide energy for thousands of years as well as easing concerns about waste. Read more...


Technical Working Group Discusses Life Management of Nuclear Power Plants

The IAEA held the biennial meeting of the Technical Working Group on Life Management of Nuclear Power Plants (TWG-LMNPP) in Vienna, Austria on 20-22 February 2013. Twenty TWG members from 19 Member States and one international organization attended the meeting, which was chaired by Mr G. Young from USA. Read more...


Making Concrete Plans

About 100 nuclear policymakers and senior managers will gather from 11 to 14 February 2013 at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to discuss nuclear power infrastructure development, with a particular focus on countries starting nuclear programmes and their specific needs. Read more...


IAEA Reviews South Africa's Nuclear Infrastructure for Expansion

An IAEA team of international experts has carried out a review of South Africa's nuclear infrastructure - the first Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission to a country that is already generating nuclear power, and the first in Africa. Read more...


DDG Bychkov visits Austrian research reactor

Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, visited Austria's only nuclear facility on 9 January 2013, to receive first-hand information about its activities. Read more...


Enhancing IAEA Assistance for Jordan's Nuclear Power Programme

Senior officials and experts from Jordan and the IAEA met in Vienna recently to discuss latest developments in Jordan's plans for a nuclear power programme and the IAEA's assistance to the national plan. Read more...


Experts Share Suggestions: How to Improve Decommissioning and Remediation after a Nuclear Accident?

Vowing to improve plans to protect the public and the environment from radiation following potential nuclear incidents in the future, more than 200 international experts concluded a week-long Forum to share their experience and views. Read more...


Welcoming INPRO's 39th Member: Kenya

The IAEA is welcoming Kenya as a new member of INPRO. Kenya will be represented through the National Council for Science and Technology in Nairobi. Read more...


IAEA Director General Briefed on UAE Nuclear Power Plant Construction

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano visited the UAE from 28-29 January 2013. The visit served as an important opportunity for the Director General to see first-hand the progress made in the construction of the UAE's first Nuclear Power Plant at Barakah. Read more...


International Experts' Meeting to Discuss Post-Accident Decommissioning and Remediation

The IAEA is convening the International Experts' Meeting on Decommissioning and Remediation After a Nuclear Accident from 28 January to 1 February 2013 to support one of its key missions to help IAEA Member States to protect the public and the environment from harmful radiation. Read more...


IAEA Reviews Vietnam's Progress in Nuclear Power Development

A team of international experts, who reviewed Vietnam's programme for introducing nuclear power, found that it enjoyed strong government support. Read more...


Preparing an INIR mission to Turkey

An IAEA expert team participated in a recent workshop in Ankara, held to launch the country's Self-Evaluation process in preparation of an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission to Turkey later in the year. Read more...


Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Cradle to Grave

The IAEA Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Waste Technology has a wide range of responsibilities from uranium mining through to final disposal. In an interview with McCloskey's Nuclear Business, Division Director Juan Carlos Lentijo talks about its current work and future plans. Read more...


NENP Newsletter - January 2013

The latest issue of this Newsletter features an interview with Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy, on IAEA's integrated services to Member States in nuclear energy systems development. Read more...



2012

IAEA At Doha Climate Change Conference

In Doha, Qatar, over 17 000 delegates from 194 countries that are party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are meeting at their annual Conference of the Parties, or COP, to assess progress in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Read more...


IAEA Energy Planning Support to Member States Presented to Doha Climate Conference

Delegates to COP-18 (the eighteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) learned how countries use the IAEA's energy planning expertise, including finding opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...


FR13 Young Generations Event (YGE) - Call for participation

The IAEA is launching a Young Generations Event (YGE) for the International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles (FR13) in Paris. To participate, young academics and professionals must produce and submit a video presenting a project, an article or a paper concerning Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles by 11 January 2013. Find out more...


IAEA Support for Turkey's Nuclear Power Programme

Turkey and the IAEA have agreed on a close cooperation in the development of the national infrastructure for the country?s new nuclear power programme and senior IAEA experts recently met with Turkish government officials in Ankara. Read more...


Stories You May Have Missed During the IAEA General Conference

The 56th annual IAEA General Conference which took place 17-21 September 2012 also served as the venue for a number of events associated with the peaceful applications of nuclear technology in Member States. Read more...


Building a Cadre of New Nuclear Professionals

The 5th Nuclear Energy Management School (NEM) opened on Monday, 5 November 2012 in Trieste, Italy. Read more...


Stakeholder Involvement in Nuclear Power Programmes

A technical meeting on Stakeholder involvement in nuclear power - developing sustainable relationships, expanding resources, and creative value took place from 9-11 October, in Vienna Austria. Read more...


Decommissioning: Every Generation's Obligation

Decommissioning enables the safe reuse of a site for other purposes, ensuring the protection of people and the environment. Read more...


Improving Worldwide Access to Nuclear Information

The IAEA's International Nuclear Information System, INIS, is constantly working on making its collection of 3.4 million nuclear information records easier to access and of greater value to its users. The 36th Consultative Meeting of INIS Liaison Officers addressed this and other topics in order to help identify the future course of INIS. Read more...


Creating a New Generation of Nuclear Knowledge Managers

A three-day School of Managing Nuclear Knowledge was held recently in Gelendzhik, Russia, with a focus on knowledge loss risk management to support an innovative development in the nuclear industry. Read more...


IAEA Delivers Report on Nuclear Power Development to Belarus Deputy Prime Minister

The International Atomic Energy Agency delivered the final report from an IAEA Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission to Belarus. Read more...


IAEA Updates Its Projections for Nuclear Power in 2030

The IAEA's annually updated high and low projections for the world's nuclear power generating capacity, were released with analysis from the IAEA's energy planning experts during the IAEA's 56th General Conference held in Vienna from 17-21 September 2012. Read more...


Second Nuclear Operating Organization Cooperation Forum Met During IAEA General Conference

The Nuclear Operating Organizations Forum held its second meeting on 18 September during the 56th IAEA General Conference. The Forum, which is related to the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, focusses on strengthening the effectiveness of nuclear operating organizations. Read more...


EPRI and IAEA to Cooperate on Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Technologies

The IAEA and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA, have signed a Practical Arrangement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation on Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Technologies Applied to the Operation and Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants. Read more...


Vietnam, IAEA Sign Practical Arrangement in Nuclear Education and Training

The IAEA and the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) signed an agreement in Vienna to foster cooperation in developing a national infrastructure for higher level nuclear education and training. Read more...


Promoting Nuclear Knowledge Management in Latin American and Caribbean

The National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina and the IAEA Sign Practical Arrangements at the 56th IAEA General Conference. Read more...


UAE is first 'newcomer' in 27 years to start nuclear power plant construction

The United Arab Emirates is the first country to start the construction of its first nuclear power plant in 27 years, since construction was started on China's first plant in 1985.
Read more...


Nuclear Energy Events at the 56th General Conference

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy will host a number of events during the upcoming General Conference, between 17 and 21 of September. The full list of Side Events is available here. Read more...


Technological Challenges To Safe Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Applications of nuclear science and technology are on the rise worldwide, not only for power generation but also for "non-power activities" in agriculture, medicine, industry and research. Read more...


Management of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste

Like any large industrial activity, electricity production using nuclear power generates waste as a by-product. In the case of nuclear power, the most important of these wastes is the radioactive spent fuel, which needs to be managed safely and responsibly. Read more...


Keeping It Safe

Like any form of industrial activity, electricity production using nuclear power produces a waste by-product. For nuclear electricity generation, the spent fuel produced is highly radioactive and needs to be isolated, contained, stored and managed safely. Read more...


Nuclear Information Goes Mobile

Experts predict explosive growth in mobile computing in the coming years. On mobiles devices alone, statistics show the number of smartphone users will reach 1 billion by the year 2016. The IAEA's International Nuclear Information System (INIS) is leveraging the increased use of these devices on the go by recently launching a mobile version of its web site, thereby helping it target a new audience.
Read more...


Global Uranium Supply Ensured for Long Term,
New Report Shows

Uranium resources and production are on the rise with the security of uranium supply ensured for the long term, according to a new report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Read more...


Enhancing Cooperation with Japan

During a recent one-week visit to Japan, Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy, met with high-level government officials and attended two major events jointly organized by the IAEA and Japan; he also visited the Monju fast breeder reactor and the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station. Read more...


Malaysia Joins INPRO as 37th Member

The IAEA welcomes Malaysia as a Member of INPRO. Malaysia has been an active observer for the past few years and now has decided to become a full member. Read more...


IAEA Chief Visits International Fusion Project and Addresses Economic Meeting

At ITER headquarters in Cadarache, France, where the world's largest fusion reactor experiment is being constructed to demonstrate fusion's commercial viability, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano received a briefing on the project's progress on Friday, 6 July 2012. Read more...


IAEA-Supported ICTP Contributes to Physics Breakthrough

Scientists at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) contributed to a discovery announced this week by the the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Read more...


Belarus Making Important Progress on Path
to Nuclear Power

Belarus has made important progress in its development of nuclear infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an IAEA review by a team of international experts has concluded.
Read more...


Training a New Generation of Nuclear Managers

In the environment in which nuclear power plant managers find themselves today, there is an ever increasing emphasis on safe, efficient and effective plant operation. A four-year project that developed and implemented a management training programme for staff of the Bushehr nuclear power plant was successfully completed in 2012. Read more...


International Workshop Discusses Safety Goals of Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors

An International Workshop on Prevention and Mitigation of Severe Accidents in Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFR), organized by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in cooperation with the IAEA in Japan, resulted in important key messages from the participants. Read more...


Promoting a Sustainable Management System
Key Factors for Success

The eleventh IAEA and FORATOM management system workshop was held from 12 to 14 June in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop, which was attended by 123 participants from 26 countries, was hosted by Vattenfall. Read more...


Juan Carlos Lentijo takes office as Director, Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology

Juan Carlos Lentijo has assumed the position of Director of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology (NEFW) in the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy, effective 11 June 2012. Read more...


Management System Standards for Nuclear Facilities and Activities

IAEA safety standards reflect an international consensus on what constitutes a high level of safety for protecting people and the environment. Two new reports, issued in the IAEA Safety Report Series, compare IAEA management system standards and industry standards. Read more...



IAEA School of Nuclear Energy Management Opens in Japan

For the very first time, the IAEA School of Nuclear Energy Management will be conducted in Asia, a region of continuous development and growth of national nuclear power programmes. Read more...


Extending Nuclear Power Plants' Operation

Nuclear energy experts from 38 countries met in Salt Lake City, Utah to discuss ways to safely and cost-effectively extend the life of many of the world's operating nuclear power plants. Read more...


Electric Grid Reliability and Interface with Nuclear Power Plants

The IAEA Nuclear Energy Series Report "Electric Grid Reliability and Interface with Nuclear Power Plants" is now available online. It addresses the issues to be considered when a NPP is being planned and describes the information exchange necessary between the developer of a NPP and the organization responsible for the electrical grid. Read more...


Project Management in Nuclear Power Plant Construction

The IAEA Nuclear Energy Series Report "Project Management in Nuclear Power Plant Construction: Guidelines and Experience" is now available online. Based on past proven practices in Member States, this publication provides advice and guidelines to project management from the preparatory phase to plant turn over to commissioning of nuclear power plants. Read more...


IAEA Progress Report on Supporting New Nuclear Power Programmes

A country's decision to embark on nuclear power is very complex and requires considerable analysis. Read more...


Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Meeting Ends in Vienna

Pledging their commitment to the success of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, more than 100 nations completed a two-week meeting of the pact in Vienna on 11 May 2012. Read more...


Safety of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management

Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management are meeting in May to review national reports describing how their obligations under the Joint Convention are being implemented. Read more...


Simulation Tools for Fast Reactor Development

Developing innovative fast reactors requires advanced, reliable and well validated computer codes that facilitate design optimization of new reactor concepts, reduce uncertainty margins and the need for very expensive experimental tests. Read more...


Joint TC/NE Side Event at NPT PrepCom: Supporting New Nuclear Power Programmes

A side event for delegates of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee (NPT-PrepCom) highlighted IAEA Member States' opportunities to develop nuclear power programmes and covered recent developments in some national nuclear power programmes as well as international cooperation and partnerships. Read more...


Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Meeting Held in Vienna

Highlighting the IAEA's key role in the global nuclear weapon non-proliferation regime, the first meeting in the preparatory cycle for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference takes place in Vienna for the second time since 2007. Read more...


Progress in Bangladesh's Nuclear Power Programme

Following an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission to Bangladesh last November, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy Alexander Bychkov recently visited Bangladesh to discuss the country's Rooppur nuclear power project with high-level government officials. Read more...


Leveraging New Media and the Internet for Nuclear Education

Seven Networks are currently being sponsored by the IAEA, managed by the Department of Nuclear Energy, to encourage experts to contribute and share their knowledge and expertise with peers, and other professionals with limited resources. Read more...


The IAEA and FORATOM expand their cooperation

The longstanding cooperation between the European Atomic Forum (FORATOM) and the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy has recently been extended to the areas of energy planning, human resources management, knowledge management and waste management. Read more...


Experts Discuss Lessons Learned from Fukushima Daiichi Accident

International experts convene at the IAEA's headquarters in Vienna to discuss the technical aspects of reactor and spent nuclear fuel safety and to identify lessons learned from the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Read more...


International Peer Review of UK Magnox Decommissioning Programme

An international peer review of the decommissioning programme of Magnox Ltd, UK, was successfully completed by a review team of international experts. The IAEA Departments of Nuclear Energy and of Nuclear Safety and Security jointly coordinated the review and contributed with their expertise. Read more...


Invitation and Evaluation of Bids for Nuclear Power Plants

The introduction and expansion of nuclear power opens new challenges to Member States. A new IAEA Nuclear Energy Series report (NG-T-3.9) focuses on how to best organize, guide and realize activities related to the bid invitation specifications, the technical and economic evaluation of bids, and contracting with the successful bidder, taking into account recent experiences of Member States in the bidding process and updating information in existing IAEA publications. Read more...


New Public Gateway to PRIS database

The new public website for the IAEA Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) has been deployed recently. This new design website provides information about the PRIS database and its associated publications as well as high-level statistics about the world's nuclear power reactors. PRIS public web-site...


Nuclear Knowledge Management School 2012

The IAEA-ICTP School of Nuclear Knowledge Management, providing professionals from all over the world with specialized education and training on the implementation of knowledge management in nuclear science and technology, will take place from 3-7 September 2012. Applications will be accepted until 9 April 2012. Find out more...


Virtual Learning

Students without exposure to practical training are like athletes without exercise or practice. Read more...


Driving Scientific Innovation

For more than 60 years, research reactors have been one of the locomotives of nuclear science and technology. Read more...


Research Reactors - Training and Education

By helping young scientists learn to use research reactor applications and providing them with real-world experience, the IAEA is helping advance the field of science in many developing countries. Watch Video...


Challenges for Research Reactors - Interview with Ed Bradley

Ed Bradley, Nuclear Engineer, IAEA Research Reactor Section, talks about the importance of research reactor applications, the challenges research reactors face today and the many ways that the Agency helps countries with their research reactor programmes. Watch Video...


Vienna Symposium Discusses HEU Minimization Issue

The 2nd International Symposium on the Minimization of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) took place in Vienna from 23-25 January 2012. Read more...


Meeting on Topical Issues in Infrastructure Development: Interview with Masahiro Aoki

Masahiro Aoki, IAEA Senior Nuclear Power Development Expert, talks about the purpose of the meeting - to exchange experiences and learn best practices with regards to nuclear infrastructures. Watch Video...


Starting Right

Developing countries that have taken decisions to start nuclear power in recent years are continuing with their plans. Read more...


Nuclear Power: Interview with Hanna Trojanowska

Hanna Trojanowska, the Polish Government's Commissioner for Nuclear Energy and Undersecretary of State, explains Poland's plan for introducing nuclear power. Watch Video...


Workshop on Nuclear Infrastructure Development Begins in Vienna

At an IAEA workshop being held from 24 to 27 January 2011 in Vienna, IAEA Member States that are considering developing nuclear infrastructure are meeting experts to learn best practices and identify the main infrastructure issues that arise when introducing nuclear power. Read more...


Women: A Driving Force In Nuclear Power Programmes

Many countries are moving forward with their nuclear power programmes and women are taking on key leadership roles in developing the national nuclear agenda. Hanna Trojanowska of Poland and Monira Al Kuttab from the United Arab Emirates are two of the women making a difference in nuclear power programmes in their countries. Read more...


Dealing with Nuclear Waste

Managing nuclear waste safely is essential to the public acceptance of nuclear energy. In an MNB interview, Irena Mele, Head of the IAEA's Waste Technology Section, talks about her Section's activities in this area. Read more...


Tero Varjoranta: "People here are the best"

Tero Varjoranta, Director of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, will leave the IAEA in mid-January to become Director General of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland. In this interview, he shares some of his thoughts and impressions about the 18 months he spent at the Agency. Read more...


IAEA School of Nuclear Energy Management Opens in Gulf Region

After two successful sessions in Italy in as many years, the IAEA's School for Nuclear Energy Management is this year moving to the Gulf region. Read more...


Assessing New Reactor Technologies: Interview with Thomas Koshy

In a recent Interview, Judith Perera, Editor of McCloskey's Nuclear Business (MNB) asked Thomas Koshy, Head of the IAEA's Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, how the Agency is helping Member States select new reactor technologies that are safe, reliable and able to withstand extreme external events. Read more...



2011

European Regional Decommissioning Project Ends with Record Implementation Amid Acclaim from Participants

Over the past three years, the IAEA Regional Project for Decommissioning Planning in Europe (RER3009) has delivered more than 40 training events to over 300 participants. The Project benefited from direct assistance of countries with developed decommissioning programmes. The final meeting was held in mid-December at the IAEA. Read more...


Cold Shutdown Conditions Declared at Fukushima

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano issued the following statement. Read more... :: Press Release...


Regional Training Course on Long-Term Operation

Regional Training Course on plant life management model and ageing management for long term operation was held from 29 November to 2 December 2011 in Paks, Hungary. The purpose of the traing course was to transfer experience concerning the plant life management (PLiM) and ageing management for strengthening capabilities for operating nuclear power plants performance and service life. Read more...


Prospects for Nuclear Power Discussed at IAEA/IEA Joint Seminar on World Energy Outlook

Nuclear energy will continue to play a key role in global electricity production despite the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, shows a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Read more...


IAEA Issues New Report on Climate Change and Nuclear Power

The IAEA has issued an updated report on Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2011, to coincide with the next round of global climate talks in Durban, South Africa being held under the auspices of the Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Read more...


Bangladesh Progresses Toward Nuclear Power

Bangladesh has achieved notable progress in its nuclear infrastructure development of nuclear power, according to a team of international experts from the IAEA. Read more...


IAEA Remediation Mission Issues Final Report

A team of international experts completed their assessment of the strategy and plans being considered by the Japanese authorities to remediate the areas off-site the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The Final Report (in pdf format) can be accessed here. Read more...


Steering Committee Approves INPRO's Future Strategy and Activities

The INPRO Steering Committee met for its 18th meeting at the IAEA in early November. Representatives of INPRO's 34 Members, several observer countries and international organizations discussed and approved the INPRO action plan for the next biennium and a mid-term vision and strategy to 2017. Read more...


13th INIS/ETDE Joint Technical Committee Meeting

Member State delegates from the IEA's Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) and the IAEA's International Nuclear Information System (INIS) met last week in a biannual, two day meeting to discuss and strengthen their successful collaboration. Read more...


MNB Interview with Alexander Bychkov

In a recent interview, Judith Perera, Editor of McCloskey's Nuclear Business (MNB) asked Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General for Nuclear Energy about his department's plans to increase nuclear safety and support countries in their nuclear energy development.
Read more...


IAEA's International Expert Mission on Remediation Issues Preliminary Report

At the conclusion of their eight-day mission to Japan, the IAEA's International Expert Mission on Remediation Japan issued today a preliminary report that can be accessed here. Read More...


Update on IAEA International Remediation Expert Mission in Japan

An IAEA international expert mission is visiting Japan to help the country develop its remediation plans, following the nuclear accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Read more...


IAEA International Remediation Expert Mission Arrives in Japan

An IAEA international expert mission arrived in Japan to help the country develop its remediation plans, following the nuclear accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Read More


Egypt Becomes a Member of INPRO

The IAEA welcomes Egypt as the 34th member of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO), established in 2000.
Learn more about INPRO


IAEA Coordinates International Mission on Remediation of Areas Off-site Fukushima Daiichi NPP

The IAEA will dispatch an international expert mission to Japan to assist the country in its planning to remediate the areas off-site from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Read More


IAEA Projects Slower Nuclear Growth After Fukushima

The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident will slow growth in nuclear power but not reverse it, according to the latest projections by the IAEA. Read More


Advancing Human Resource Development and Training for New Nuclear Power Programmes

A strengthened cooperation between the IAEA and two Russian organizations - the JSC Concern Rosenergoatom and the Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (CICET) - will support nuclear infrastructure development and capacity building for new nuclear power programmes. Read More


US Provides Nuclear Power Human Resource Modelling Tool to IAEA

A Nuclear Power Human Resources (NPHR) modelling tool, provided cost-free to the IAEA by the US Government, will be invaluable in helping Member States to understand their workforce requirements when planning to start a nuclear power programme. Read More


New Leadership for Nuclear Power Technology Development

Mr Thomas Koshy has assumed the position of Section Head of the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section in the Division of Nuclear Power, IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy, effective September 2011. Read More


IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter - September 2011

The latest issue of the Nuclear Power Newsletter (Vol. 8, No. 3) highlights results from the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety. It also includes background articles on the side events of the General Conference covering nuclear power issues. Read More


Developing Infrastructure for New Nuclear Power Programmes

A new brochure summarizing the services the IAEA offers Member States considering the introduction of nuclear power has been published. It outlines the support available to Member States in an integrated approach to national nuclear infrastructure development from several IAEA Departments. Read More


Training a New Generation of Nuclear Specialists

As the generation of professionals who built and led the nuclear power industry for the last half century approaches retirement, there is a shortage of new nuclear specialists to take their place. Read More


Nuclear Energy Series Online in New Format

A new user-friendly online version makes it easier to search for and download publications issued in the IAEA Nuclear Energy Series. Known as "Clickable Map", the web pages offer easy access to guides and reports on nuclear power, the nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste management and decommissioning, as well as basic principles in these areas. Search NES publications


IAEA Nuclear Power Newsletter Issued

The most recent issue of the Nuclear Power Newsletter (Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2011) is now available online reporting about recent activities of the Division of Nuclear Power including INIG. Read more


Malaysian Government Releases IAEA Report on Lynas Project

Today the Malaysian Government has presented to the press and the public in Kuala Lumpur the final report of an IAEA expert mission that reviewed radiation safety at the Lynas Project, a rare earth processing facility under construction near Kuantan in Pahang state to the Malaysian Government. Read more


News on Nuclear Information and Knowledge

The most recent issue of the IAEA's Nuclear Information and Knowledge Newsletter ( No. 11, June 2011) is now available online. Read more


Joint ICTP-IAEA Course on Science and Technology of Supercritical Water Cooled Reactors

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, in cooperation with the IAEA is organizing a Course on the Science and Technology of Supercritical Water Cooled Reactors (SCWR), to be held at ICTP, Trieste. The course will provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the science and engineering of supercritical water cooled reactor concepts, including thermodynamics, thermohydraulics and heat transfer, neutronics and core design, materials requirements, system design and safety aspects. More info...


Extracting Uranium from Phosphoric Acid - Jordan Takes Lead

Phosphoric acid is an attractive source for uranium. It contains enough uranium to serve as a potential fuel source for nuclear power plants. The IAEA is assisting Jordan in its efforts to become a Centre of Excellence for uranium extraction from phosphoric acid which would also benefit the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Read more


Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log

The IAEA is providing regular updates on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in Japan. Read updates


New INIS Collection Search

Over 3.3 million bibliographic records and more than 280,000 full-text non-conventional documents are now fully indexed and searchable on the Internet using Google-based technology. Search INIS here


International Status and Prospects of Nuclear Power

International Status and Prospects of Nuclear Power describes the interest in nuclear power around the world, current projections about its future, new technological developments and the challenges faced in different countries. Download pdf


Nuclear Knowledge Management School 2011

The IAEA-ICTP School of Nuclear Knowledge Management, providing professionals from all over the world with specialized education and training on the implementation of knowledge management in nuclear science and technology, will take place from 5-9 September 2011. Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2011. Find out more...


Coming Full Circle

The IAEA works to protect people and the environment from harmful radiation exposure. Read story ...


Nuclear Power for the Next Generation - Nuclear Power and the Developing World

Hans Holger Rogner, IAEA Nuclear Planning Expert, discusses how nuclear power can help developing countries meet their energy needs. Watch Video ... 


Nuclear Power for the Next Generation - Introducing Nuclear Power

Anne Starz, IAEA Nuclear Policy Expert, discusses the growing interest in nuclear power and how the IAEA assists countries that are considering introducing nuclear power. Watch Video ...


Powering Development

Some 60 countries have turned to the IAEA for guidance as they consider whether introducing nuclear power may help solve an expected and sharp future jump in global energy demand. Full story ...


IAEA Reviews Progress of UAE Nuclear Power Programme

A comprehensive review of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) programme for the introduction of nuclear power found that the country understands the long-term commitments and responsibilities of nuclear power and is implementing its programme in line with IAEA "Milestones" approach. Full story ... 


The Toughest Decision You Can Make

The IAEA helps countries make some of the toughest decisions that governments face today: how to provide the energy to fuel an economy, while ensuring environmental and economic sustainability. Full story �


IAEA Helps to Close Radioisotope Production Gap

The IAEA is aiming to secure the long-term supply of a medical isotope vital to the diagnosis and effective treatment of patients suffering from illnesses such as heart disease or cancer. Full story �


  

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