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Baby Sharks Help Fight Microplastic Pollution

Sharks and other sea creatures are affected by microplastic pollution. At the IAEA's environment laboratores in Monaco, we're using nuclear science to help protect them. Read more →

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IAEA Conducts Training Course on Protecting Nuclear Facilities from Cyber-Attacks

A mock scenario that included adversaries taking control of a nuclear research institute’s physical protection system and implanting malware at a nuclear power plant, to compromise security and cause sabotage, provided for intense learning this month, during an IAEA International Training Course (ITC) on Protecting Computer Based Systems in Nuclear Security Regimes. Read more →


Nuclear Technique Helps Fight Mosquito-borne Illnesses

The IAEA, FAO, WHO and other international organizations that support the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) are partnering to use the nuclear sterile insect technique in the fight against diseases carried by mosquitoes such as dengue and the Zika virus. Read more →

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Managing Ageing Research Reactors to Ensure Safe, Effective Operations

As over two thirds of the world’s operating research reactors are now over 30 years old, operators and regulators are focusing on refurbishing and modernizing reactors to ensure they can continue to perform in a safe and efficient manner. Read more →

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Nuclear Techniques Help Reveal High Rate of Soil Erosion in Benin

Harmless traces from nuclear testing more than half a century ago are helping researchers assess soil erosion rates. Read more →

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