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27 May 2016 News Story

IAEA Conference Launches ‘Ethical’ Appeal on Decommissioning, Environmental Remediation

Participants at an international IAEA conference in Spain have appealed for faster progress in addressing the legacy of the early development of nuclear energy, saying the decommissioning of old facilities and the remediation of affected sites should not be left to future generations.

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27 May 2016 News Story

Promoting Understanding, Enhancing Safety: IAEA Services for Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation

Putting nuclear facilities safely and securely to rest once they have reached the end of their useful lives and making their sites available for future reuse require careful planning and implementation.

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26 May 2016 News Story

Over 50 New IAEA Coordinated Research Activities Now Open for Application

The IAEA is now accepting applications for participation in new coordinated research activities kicking off this year.

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26 May 2016 News Story

New Technologies in Decommissioning and Remediation

New and emerging technologies are making decommissioning and remediation more cost effective, faster and safer. From planning to execution and control, the use of new technologies is on the rise.

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25 May 2016 News Story

Increasing Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Understanding the ins and outs of civil liability and compensation in case of nuclear damage is key if a nuclear incident affects several States, learned participants at this week’s IAEA workshop on the legal aspects of nuclear liability and the international legal instruments available.

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25 May 2016 News Story

Using Nuclear Technology: Independent Regulators, Appropriate Nuclear Legislation are Vital, Says IAEA Director General

Countries that use nuclear science and technology need a robust and independent regulator as well as appropriate nuclear legislation, said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in his keynote address at the Conference on National Strategy for the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy in Tunis on Monday.

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25 May 2016 News Story

Behind the Scenes: Q&A with a Decommissioner

No two days are the same when on the job as a decommissioning manager. Nuclear facilities come in all shapes and sizes, and with each facility having its own unique design, decommissioners have to develop highly detailed and tailored plans and often create new, innovative solutions for safely dismantling a facility piece by piece.

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24 May 2016 News Story

From Uranium Mine to Fishing Lake: Environmental Remediation in France's Limousin Region

Artificial lakes, fishing spots and solar farms dot the landscape in France’s Limousin region, where uranium operations have gradually come to an end.

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23 May 2016 News Story

Safe Closure and Cleanup: International Conference on Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Opens in Madrid

Safe decommissioning of nuclear facilities and remediation of radioactively contaminated sites present major challenges.

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20 May 2016 News Story

Environmental Protection Key for Nuclear Power Programmes, IAEA Meeting Discusses

Protecting the environment when developing a new nuclear power programme is one of the key issues that nuclear newcomer countries face.

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20 May 2016 News Story

Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation: IAEA Conference to Start on Monday

Nuclear decommissioning and environmental remediation share a common objective: to reduce radiation exposure to people and the environment at sites where radioactivity levels require restrictions in their use.

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19 May 2016 News Story

Ten New Nuclear Power Reactors Connected to Grid in 2015, Highest Number Since 1990

Ten new reactors were connected to the grid in 2015, the highest number since 1990, according to the 2016 edition of ‘Nuclear Power Reactors in the World’, published last week.

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19 May 2016 News Story

Over 100 Disused Radioactive Sources Removed from Irradiation Facilities in Uzbekistan

The successful removal of over one hundred disused radioactive sources from two irradiation facilities located at the “FOTON” nuclear site in Tashkent, Uzbekistan was completed last month with IAEA support.

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19 May 2016 News Story

IAEA Safety Review Services: Improving Application of IAEA Safety Standards for New Designs

Several news articles have recently been published regarding the IAEA’s Generic Reactor Safety Review (GRSR) service.

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15 May 2016 News Story

Through Nuclear Technology, Lesotho Makes Gains in Cancer Control and Agriculture

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano commended Lesotho on the country’s growing use of nuclear techniques in treating cancer, breeding livestock and producing a variety of crops.

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13 May 2016 News Story

Japanese Labs Reliable in Analysing Seawater, Sediment and Fish Samples Near Fukushima, IAEA Report Finds

Japanese laboratories working for the country’s government, and tested by the IAEA, have produced reliable data on the level of radionuclides in seawater, sediment and fish samples collected near Fukushima, according to a report released last month.

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12 May 2016 News Story

IAEA Invites Students to Learn Nuclear Science Through Play

Teachers have reached almost 10 000 students in four Asian countries through a guidebook designed to bring nuclear science and technology closer to young adults.

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11 May 2016 News Story

Nuclear Safety Can Never be Taken for Granted, IAEA Director General Says in Cape Town

Ensuring radiation safety is key to harnessing the many benefits of nuclear and radiation technologies, said Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General, in his keynote address today at the 14th Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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8 May 2016 News Story

New Nuclear Security Agreement will Reduce Risk of Nuclear Terrorism

Following the entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) today, the international community must focus on its implementation, said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.

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8 May 2016 News Story

Six Questions and Answers on the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

The Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) enters into force on 8 May 2016. Described by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano as “the single most important step which the world can take to strengthen nuclear security,” it expands the scope of the Convention adopted in 1979. The following FAQs explain the significance of and background to the Amendment.

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Last update: 30 May 2016