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Promoting Safety of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management: 20 Years of the Joint Convention

There are many practical and peaceful applications of nuclear energy, and these processes yield by-products that need to be managed safely. Read more →

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Fuel Cladding Failures at Nuclear Power Plants Explained

The China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) informed the IAEA yesterday that a minor fuel cladding failure  had occurred at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant. What are fuel cladding failures, and what do they mean for safety? Read our explainer to find out. Read more →

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Desertification and Drought Day: The Role of Nuclear Techniques in Combatting Desertification and Supporting Recovery

There’s nothing like a patch of bright maize field growing on fertile land, showered by refreshing rainwater. Two vital natural resources enabled the expansion of human civilizations throughout millennia: soil and water. Now they are both endangered by the altered landscape as a result of human exploitation, as well as climate change. Read more →

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China Informs IAEA that Taishan NPP is in Normal Condition, Says No Radiation Release or Environmental Concern

The China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) updated the IAEA today about an issue at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Read more →

SRL5050 - Boosting Tea Plant Diversity, Quality and Resilience in Sri Lanka
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Boosting Tea Plant Diversity, Quality and Resilience in Sri Lanka

Above all things, Sri Lanka is known for its tea. Introduced in the nineteenth century, Ceylon tea today is a multi-billion-dollar industry that brings in wealth and tourism. Looking to a nuclear technique, the country plans to enhance tea plant productivity through increased genetic diversity. Read more →

Latest info on COVID-19 from Austrian and Viennese authorities

Update as of 17 May: Most of Vienna-based IAEA staff are working remotely until 30 June. For more, click here.

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