GC Displays Highlight Progress in Nuclear Technology
Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Development Also on Show
The IAEA's 52nd General Conference in Vienna, Austria this week gave Member States a chance to showcase the strides they are making and have made in nuclear technology, security and nuclear applications. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)
Countries from around the world this week showcased strides they are making in applying "atoms for peace" to their national and regional development. They featured activities through multimedia exhibits and displays at the IAEA General Conference, which concludes today in Vienna, Austria.
Twelve countries - Japan, Romania, Korea, Argentina, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, India, the USA, South Africa and China - used the opportunity to tell the world about their innovations and contributions to the nuclear industry.
The Republic of Korea´s exhibit illustrated the country´s accumulated competence in nuclear safety regulation, and its efforts to share its experience. The display used eye-catching traditional crafts to describe the details and evolution of education at the International Nuclear Safety School in Korea, which serves as the IAEA´s regional training center in Asia.
The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum´s exhibit displayed Japan´s pivotal contribution to the nuclear industry through its world-famous steel, which is used for building nuclear reactors worldwide. There was also an exhibit from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
China´s exhibit highlighted the international efforts of the China Atomic Energy Authority in conjunction with the IAEA and other countries, to strengthen nuclear safety and security.
The Department of Atomic Energy of India focused its display on the potential of thorium to cleanly and efficiently address the world´s energy needs.
The US civil nuclear industry presented a wide-ranging technology showcase with the theme Vision for the Future, featuring contributions from 15 US technology providers. The display was presented at the request of the US Government.
There were also exhibits that illustrated selected aspects of IAEA programmes. They included displays that highlighted work ranging from nuclear emergency response and planning to the provision of technical cooperation and research support in areas of health, food, water and environmental protection.
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