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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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17 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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6 May 2016 News Story

For Healthier Babies AND Moms: IAEA Celebrates Mother’s Day

Breastfeeding studies often focus on the benefits to the child, but as research in the field progresses, findings suggest there is also a link between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer, among other benefits to the mother.

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5 May 2016 News Story

Radioactive Source Security Working Group to Help Improve Security Programmes for Member States

Improving the security of sealed radioactive sources used in health care, industry and research remains a key issue for Member States given that close to 3000 incidents of theft, loss and unauthorized possession and activites of radioactive material were reported between 1995 and 2015.

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2 May 2016 News Story

African Scientists Learn about Nuclear Research Reactors First Hand in South Africa

For the first time, scientists from across Africa have come together to learn about the diverse uses of research reactors at an IAEA course earlier this year in Pelindaba, South Africa.

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29 April 2016 News Story

Africa to Intensify Cancer Control through Cancer Registries

Collecting patients’ data in a comprehensive national registry is key to improved and effective cancer care in Africa.

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28 April 2016 News Story

New Publication: Knowledge Management and its Implementation in Nuclear Organizations

The new IAEA publication Knowledge Management and its Implementation in Nuclear Organizations provides concrete guidance on how to strengthen the nuclear knowledge management process in Member States.

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Children handle mock radioactive sources at the Long Night of Research on 22 April 2016, Vienna International Centre, Austria
27 April 2016 News Story

Over 1000 Visitors Step into IAEA Headquarters to Learn About Nuclear Science

At 16:45 on 22 April, eight-year-old Tariro stood outside Austria’s Vienna International Centre with her father and brother. The doors were about to open to the public interested in nuclear science and technology. Inside, IAEA scientists and engineers waited behind their exhibition booths with excitement.

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26 April 2016 News Story

30 Years after Chernobyl: IAEA Continues to Support Global Efforts to Help Affected Regions

Thirty years ago today, an unprecedented aerial release of radionuclides spread over parts of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine following the nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl.

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Last update: 24 May 2016