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How can workers be protected from natural radiation?

Minerals, ores and other raw materials are mined and processed in many countries. Some may contain naturally occurring radioactive material, known as NORM. Physical and chemical processing can increase the concentration of NORM. Read more →

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How Nuclear Techniques Detect Heart Problems and Help Save Lives

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. Women are particularly at risk of premature death by heart disease. The IAEA supports Member States like Cuba by training health staff and providing medical equipment to diagnose this condition. Read more →

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IAEA Unveils Unique World Uranium Map

The IAEA has launched a comprehensive, online interactive and integrated digital map of the world’s uranium distribution and deposits. This second edition of World Distribution of Uranium Deposits was developed with contributions from the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of South Australia and the United States Geological Survey. Read more →

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Meet Oklo, the Earth’s Two-billion-year-old only Known Natural Nuclear Reactor

Physicist Francis Perrin sat at a nuclearfuel-processing plant down in the south of France, thinking to himself: “This cannot be possible.” It was 1972. Read more →

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Combating the effects of climate change in the Caribbean

When it comes to climate change, the islands of the Caribbean are particularly under threat. Representatives from ten Caribbean countries are at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna to discuss the use of nuclear science and technology in dealing with this problem. Read more →

Director General Yukiya Amano

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