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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. On the one hand, there was a dark piece of radioactive natural uranium ore, extracted from a mine in Africa. On the other, accepted scientific data about the constant ratio of radioactive uranium in ore. Read more →


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 →

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New Publication Provides Guidance on Operating Experience Programmes to Improve Safety

A new publication shows nuclear installation operators and regulatory bodies how they can systematically learn from experience to reduce the likelihood of events that could compromise safety. Read more →


IAEA Helps Mexico Check Safety of Buildings after Strong Quakes

In Mexico, a country prone to earthquakes, nuclear technology will help check the integrity of buildings that have suffered structural damage after an earthquake. Read more →

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