New Video: Safeguards Inspection of a Uranium Enrichment Plant

New Video: Safeguards Inspection of a Uranium Enrichment Plant

1 December 2015

In this video, we follow an IAEA safeguards inspector at a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in the Netherlands. Uranium enrichment, a process in which the proportion of fissile U-235 isotopes is increased from 0.71% to up to 6% for industrial use, is an essential step in the preparation of nuclear fuel. However, the nuclear material and technology at enrichment plants can also be used to manufacture weapons grade uranium (over 85%).

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Inspecting the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

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On 24 September 2015, irradiated liquid highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel was removed from a research reactor at the Radiation and Technological Complex in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The following pictures document the removal operation from the reactor hall to the airplane at Tashkent International Airport carrying the fuel to Russia.  (Photo S. Tozser/IAEA)

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Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development. Established by UNESCO in 2001, this day is set out to demonstrate why and how science is relevant to our daily lives. This year’s theme on ‘Science for a Sustainable Future’ highlights the essential role of science and scientific research in meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
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Here’s a look at a few different areas where nuclear science and technology and the IAEA can contribute to sustainable solutions for development problems many people face every day across the globe.

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The clothes industry is a major source of income for many countries. But before textiles can be turned into garments, they need to be dyed. Wastewater from dyeing processes is leading to environmental pollution.  The IAEA supports the use of a radiation technology to address this issue.

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The photos in this collection were taken during a Safeguards Comprehensive Training Exercise at Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant in the Czech Republic on 11 June 2015.
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Photos by D. Calma
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© IAEA 2015

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Last update: 1 December 2015