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Safety & Security


IAEA-EU Joint Action: Partnership in Improving Nuclear Security IAEA-EU Joint Action: Partnership in Improving Nuclear Security (2011) The IAEA works to improve and strengthen national nuclear security programmes worldwide. EU support helps to advance the IAEA's efforts by raising awareness and improving understanding of nuclear security and its many component parts. Download pdf » (2.29 MB)

Implementation of IAEA Nuclear Security Plan 2006-2009 Implementation of Nuclear Security Plan 2006-2009 (2011) This publication summarizes the implementation of the Nuclear Security Plan 2006-2009. Download pdf » (1.34 MB)



Nuclear Security - IAEA: Working to Build a Global Response to a Global Threat Nuclear Security - IAEA: Working to Build a Global Response to a Global Threat (2010) The IAEA helps to ensure that measures are taken to control and protect nuclear and radioactive materials from falling into the wrong hands. Download pdf » (672 KB)


Nuclear Security Measures at the XV Pan American Games: Rio de Janeiro 2007 Nuclear Security Measures at the XV Pan American Games: Rio de Janeiro 2007 (2009) This booklet describes the nuclear security measures established and implemented for the XV Pan American Games (Rio 2007) held in Rio de Janeiro. Due to the potential threat of nuclear terrorism, arrangements had to be made to integrate nuclear security measures into the overall security scheme for the Games. It also presents the lessons learned for consideration by Member States hosting similar major public events in the future. Download pdf » (522 KB)

International Nuclear Law in the Post-Chernobyl Period International Nuclear Law in the Post-Chernobyl Period (2006) A publication has been prepared jointly with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the OECD, which demonstrates how the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26 April 1986, heightened awareness of the need to improve the international legal regime governing the safe and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Read More »

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Chernobyl´s Legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-economic Impacts and Recommendations Book cover Chernobyl´s Legacy: Health, Environmental and Socio-economic Impacts and Recommendations to the Governments of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine (2006) The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry, causing a huge release of radionuclides over large areas of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Now, 20 years later, UN Agencies and representatives of the three countries have reviewed the health, environmental and socio-economic consequences. Download pdf » (793 KB)

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Sealed Radioactive Sources Toolkit Cover Sealed Radioactive Sources Toolkit (2005) The IAEA has developed a Sealed Radioactive Sources Toolkit to provide information to key groups about the safety and security of sealed radioactive sources. The key groups addressed are officials in government agencies, medical users, industrial users and the scrap metal industry. The general public may also benefit from an understanding of the fundamentals of radiation safety. Read more »

(For additional information, see: Radiation, Transport & Waste Safety and Nuclear Safety & Security).

Radiation, People and the Environment Book cover Radiation, People and the Environment (2004) Radiation is indeed part of our everyday life, both from natural and artificial sources. This brochure strives to demystify the underlying science and improve public understanding of radiation, its use and the related issues confronting our society. Read more »

The Long Term Storage of Radioactive Waste: Safety and Sustainability Book coverThe Long Term Storage of Radioactive Waste: Safety and Sustainability (2003) This position paper of international experts focuses on factors influencing decisions on the storage and geological disposal of highly radioactive wastes. Download pdf » (259 KB)


Document image Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (2000) This document facilitates dissemination of the Code, and was endorsed by the 44th IAEA General Conference in September 2000 - Member States were encouraged to consider, as appropriate, means of ensuring its wide application. Download pdf » (232 KB)

Radiological Situation at the Atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa (1997) This overview highlights results of the IAEA assessment of radiological conditions at former nuclear test sites, a study done under international guidance at the request of France in 1995. Read more »

Ten Years after Chernobyl: What Do We Really Know? (1996) This booklet highlights the results of an international conference in 1996 sponsored by the IAEA, World Health Organization, and European Community on the consequences of the 1986 accident. Read more »

Operational Safety Review Teams (1995) This booklet describes the role of IAEA safety review services at nuclear power plants. Download pdf » (2.30 MB)

The IAEA/NEA Incident Reporting System (1995) This booklet describes the operation and role of the incident reporting system for evaluation of unusual events at nuclear power plants. Read more »

The International Chernobyl Project, 1990-91 (1992) This booklet highlights the purposes and results of the IAEA-supported project to assess the 1986 accident's radiological consequences and evaluate protective measures. Read more »

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  • IAEA-EU Joint Action: Partnership in Improving Nuclear Security
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