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Saving Lives with the Right Dose of Radiation

Providing patients with the correct dose of radiation is essential to helping to treat and cure cancer. Dosimetry is the science used to determine the necessary amount of radiation to destroy the tumour cells while keeping patients safe. Read more →

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Going Long Term: US Nuclear Power Plants Could Extend Operating Life to 80 Years

The last couple of decades have witnessed increased interest in the extension of the operating life of nuclear power plants. Extending the life of a plant is more economical than building a new one, and where it makes business sense, many plant operators in the United States are seeking licence renewals. Read more →

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IAEA Helps Cambodia Set Up its First National Cancer Centre

Cambodia today opened the doors of its first ever national cancer centre. The new facility was built with the support of the IAEA, and will significantly increase the country’s capacity to fight a growing cancer burden. Read more →

Research reactors have often more than research functions, they are used for education and training, material testing and modification, and for the production of radioisotopes for medical and industrial applications. Like nuclear power reactors, research reactors are required to adhere to the highest safety standards. The 5MW Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) is the latest of this kind. It was built on the campus of the Jordan University for Science and Technology and received the operation license on 12 November 2017.
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Jordan’s New Research Reactor: A Virtual Tour

Take a peek inside one of the world's newest research reactors, which received its operation license last November.  Read more →

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Financing and Managing Nuclear Energy Risks: The UK Model

Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) have long lifetimes and low running costs, but they require high up-front capital expenses and a long planning and construction time. Read more →

Director General Yukiya Amano

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