Category: Press Releases

IAEA Experts to Visit Japan to Present Results of Fukushima Seawater Analysis Comparison, Take New Samples »

Follow IAEA on… Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe 31 October 2014 Media Advisory IAEA Experts to Visit Japan to Present Results of Fukushima Seawater Analysis Comparison, Take New Samples IAEA Experts to Visit Japan to Present Results of Fukushima Seawater Analysis Comparison, Take New Samples Two IAEA marine experts will visit Japan from 4 to 7 November 2014 to […]

IAEA Concludes Safety Review at France’s Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant »

Flamanville, France – An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of operational safety at the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant in France. The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) was assembled at the request of the French Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority (ASN). The in-depth review, […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Cameroon’s Regulatory Framework for Radiation Safety »

Yaoundé, Cameroon – A team of senior international radiation safety experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for radiation safety in the Republic of Cameroon. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team made recommendations and suggestions to the regulatory body and the Government to help them […]

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Indonesia »

Jakarta – A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a two-week mission to review nuclear security practices in Indonesia. At the request of the Indonesian Government, the IAEA conducted an International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the current status of the State’s Physical Protection Regime of nuclear and […]

IAEA concludes follow-up review of Malaysia rare earth plant »

Putrajaya, Malaysia – An international IAEA expert team has concluded a follow-up mission to conduct an independent review of radiation safety at the Lynas rare earth processing facility near Kuantan in Malaysia, which generates very low level radioactive waste. The mission, carried out at the request of the Malaysian government, reviewed progress on 11 recommendations […]

IAEA to help West African countries diagnose Ebola »

Vienna – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will provide specialized diagnostic equipment to help Sierra Leone in its efforts to combat an ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano announced today. Later, the support is planned to be extended to Liberia and Guinea. The support is in line with a UN […]

IAEA and Iran hold technical meetings in Tehran »

On 7 and 8 October 2014, the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran held technical meetings within the Framework for Cooperation that was agreed between the parties in November 2013. During the meetings, the two sides held discussions in relation to the implementation of the two practical measures relating to the initiation of high explosives and […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Viet Nam’s Radiation and Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Hanoi – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review how Viet Nam’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety has incorporated recommendations and suggestions from an earlier review, conducted in 2009. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) follow-up mission, requested by the […]

IAEA and FAO honour achievements in radiation-supported plant breeding »

Awards honouring teams of scientists who have helped increase food security by using radiation to breed better crop varieties were presented today by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. Mutation breeding, which uses radiation to mimic natural plant mutation events, is a well-established method that enables plant breeders to work with farmers to develop variations of […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Slovenia’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Ljubljana – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded an eight-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA). The team reviewed measures taken to address the recommendations and suggestions made during an earlier Integrated Regulatory Review […]

IAEA Director General comments on visit to Iran »

Tehran – IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano visited the Islamic Republic of Iran on 17 August, and held meetings with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Hassan Rouhani; Vice-President and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Dr Ali Akbar Salehi; and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif. During […]

IAEA Director General to visit Iran »

The Director General of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, will visit Iran for meetings on 17 August 2014 with Iranian leaders and senior officials. The visit is part of the efforts to advance dialogue and cooperation between the Agency and Iran.

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant »

Kozloduy, Bulgaria – An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of how the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in 2012. Follow-up missions are standard components of the OSART […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Jordan’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Amman, Jordan – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded an 11-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Jordan. The mission team said in its preliminary findings that Jordan’s nuclear regulator, the Energy and Minerals Regulatory […]

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at Swiss Nuclear Power Plant »

Mühleberg, Switzerland – An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of how the Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Switzerland has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in October 2012. Follow-up missions are standard components of the […]

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at French Nuclear Power Plant 19-23 May 2014 »

Gravelines, France – An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has evaluated the Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in France to assess how the station has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in 2012. The IAEA assembled a team of experts […]

Joint Statement by Iran and IAEA »

On 20 May 2014 the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) held another technical meeting within the Framework for Cooperation agreed between the parties last November. During the meeting the two sides reviewed the good progress that had been made on the seven practical measures that were agreed three months ago. Iran and […]

IAEA statement following meeting with Iran »

Today the Agency and Iran held another technical meeting where progress was reviewed on the implementation of the practical measures that were agreed three months ago under the Framework for Cooperation. The Agency noted that Iran has taken several actions and that some related work continues.   Discussions on additional practical measures to be implemented […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Pakistan’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Islamabad – Senior international nuclear experts today concluded a 12-day Integrated  Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency that reviewed Pakistan’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The mission reviewed the effectiveness of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) in regulating the safety of the use of nuclear and radioactive […]

Tsetse fly genome breakthrough brings hope for African farmers »

Understanding DNA code for carrier insect will help scientists working to control livestock disease Rome and Vienna – Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa spread by the insect. The […]

IAEA Director General Amano meets H.E. Mr Shimon Peres, President of Israel »

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with President Shimon Peres of Israel on 31 March 2014, during the President’s State Visit to Austria. During their meeting, the Director General and President Peres discussed areas of common interest. They discussed ongoing cooperation between Israel and the Agency in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.  “Israel is […]

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in the Republic of Korea »

Daejeon, Republic of Korea (ROK) — A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in the Republic of Korea. At the request of the Government of the ROK, the IAEA conducted a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the nation’s […]

IAEA, EU Senior Officials Review Nuclear-related Cooperation, Chart Way Ahead »

Vienna, Austria, 21 February 2014 | International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and European Union officials met this week for the second annual Senior Officials Meeting to review and further strengthen their nuclear-related cooperation. The second Senior Officials Meeting followed the visit of IAEA Director General Mr Yukiya Amano in Brussels earlier this month where he […]

Japan Reports New Water Leak at Fukushima Daiichi; IAEA Sees No Danger to Public »

Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA that a leak from an overflowing water storage tank at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was detected in the late evening of February 19. About 100 cubic metres of radioactive water leaked to the ground adjacent to the tank storage area before the leak was stopped about six […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the US Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Washington, D.C., United States of America – An international team of senior nuclear safety experts today concluded a nine-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for the safety of operating nuclear power plants in the United States of America (USA). The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission was a follow-up […]

IAEA Head Reports Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme »

Vienna, Austria - The following is a statement by Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency: “I have reported today to the Board of Governors the status, as of 20 January 2014, of Iran’s nuclear programme in relation to the Joint Plan of Action agreed between the E3/EU+3 and Iran on 24 November […]

IAEA convenes Board meeting on Iran »

The following is a statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano: “I welcome the recent announcement by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton regarding the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear programme, which is to take effect as of 20 January. “I have received a request from Iran and the […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Belgium’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Brussels, Belgium – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Belgium. The mission reviewed the effectiveness of Belgium’s nuclear regulator, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) and […]

IAEA Team Completes Review of Japan’s Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi »

Tokyo, Japan — 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. The International Peer Review of Japan’s Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1-4 conducted its visit from 25 November to 4 […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Czech Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Prague, Czech Republic – An international team of senior nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Czech Republic. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team said in its preliminary findings that the Czech […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Russian Federation’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Moscow – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor). The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team said in its preliminary findings […]

IAEA Director General Comments on Cooperation Framework with Iran »

Tehran – The following are remarks by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, at a news conference after he signed a Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran:

IAEA, Iran Sign Joint Statement on Framework for Cooperation »

11 November | Tehran – The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran today signed the following “Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation”. JOINT STATEMENT ON A FRAMEWORK FOR COOPERATION The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) have agreed […]