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3 July 2015 News Story

Nuclear Safety is a Continuum, not a Final Destination

“There’s this continuum with regard to safety improvement,” said Ken Ellis, CEO of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and Chair of the International Conference on Operational Safety, held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna last week.

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1 July 2015 News Story

Controlling avian flu in West Africa: nuclear-derived techniques enable early detection of outbreaks

Following the recent outbreak of avian flu in Cote d’Ivoire, the IAEA – through its partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – is helping West African countries in the early and accurate detection of the virus using nuclear-derived techniques.

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Kerry and Amano
29 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General and US Secretary of State John Kerry Meet on Iran Negotiations

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today to discuss the ongoing negotiations between Iran and E3+3 countries.

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26 June 2015 News Story

Malaysian Rare Earth Plant Complies with IAEA Recommendations, Report Concludes

The Malaysian government has implemented all recommendations put forward by an IAEA-led review mission in 2011 on radiation safety at the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), a rare earths processing facility completed in 2012 near Kuantan, Malaysia.

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Global Strategy to Eliminate Peste des petits ruminats (PPR) IAEA FAO
24 June 2015 News Story

Global Strategy to Fight Global Ruminant Pest Uses Nuclear Techniques

Nuclear techniques successfully used in the global eradication of rinderpest by 2011 will take centre stage in the elimination of a major small ruminant disease in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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22 June 2015 News Story

Preparing for the Unexpected: Operational Safety Conference to Tackle the Big Issues

Four years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, the international nuclear community is gathering once again to discuss the lessons that have been learned, and explore avenues for the improvement of operational safety worldwide.

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Some conference participants
22 June 2015 News Story

Greater Transparency and Public Engagement Highlighted at Spent Fuel Management Conference

Effective public engagement is key to the success of spent fuel management programmes, concluded experts at the end of a five-day

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19 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Meeting Discusses Nuclear Power Options in Latin America

Latin American countries considering the introduction of nuclear power got important insights earlier this month into the opportunities and challenges of developing new nuclear power projects from countries already using nuclear power.

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Tabletop exercise
19 June 2015 News Story

Coastal and Shipping States Conduct Exercise Simulating Maritime Transport Emergency

Radioactive cargo, such as irradiated nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, is often shipped by sea for long haul destinations. Maritime shipping is a safe and effective mode of transport, and an emergency at sea is highly unlikely.

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LEU Bank Agreement Signing
18 June 2015 News Story

IAEA and Russia Sign Transit Agreement for IAEA Fuel Bank

The IAEA and the Russian Federation today signed a transit agreement for the transport of low enriched uranium (LEU) and equipment through Russian territory to and from the IAEA LEU Bank, which is being established in Kazakhstan.

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Coffee farm in Viet Nam
17 June 2015 News Story

Tackling the Global Problem of Desertification Using Nuclear Techniques

Drylands represent 40 per cent of the world's land mass and are home to one third of the human population. Yet these fragile ecosystems — often the only available farmland for many — are under continuous threat.

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16 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Sri Lanka Proves Radioactivity Is Not An Issue In Its Coastal Waters

Over one million Sri Lankans rely on the sea for their income, and about half of the animal protein intake of the island’s population comes from fish. The sea provides the inhabitants of the country with livelihoods, day-to-day nutrition, or both.

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Nepal receives support from IAEA and partner organization after earthquake
15 June 2015 News Story

Supporting Nepal with the Help of Nuclear Applications

As Nepal begins recovery work after a devastating earthquake in April, the IAEA and one of its partner organizations are using nuclear techniques to lend a helping hand.

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DG Amano at the Spent Fuel Conference
15 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Highlights Recent Advances in Long-term Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel

There have been important developments in the management of radioactive waste in recent  years, but the wider public is often unaware of them,  said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the opening of an  international conference on spent fuel management today in Vienna, Austria.

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11 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Moves Ahead on Establishing Low Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan

The IAEA Board of Governors today approved an agreement with Kazakhstan to establish and operate in Kazakhstan the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank, which will host a reserve of LEU as an assurance of supply mechanism for Member States in case they cannot obtain LEU on the global commercial market, through State-to-State arrangements, or through any other means.

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IAEA Board of Governors meeting
10 June 2015 News Story

Safeguards Implementation Report 2014 Presented to Board of Governors

Last year the IAEA verified 1,267 nuclear facilities and other locations under 181 safeguards agreements the Agency has in place with States. IAEA inspectors carried out 2,732 inspections on site, up by 7.5% from the year before.

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10 June 2015 News Story

New Video: Moldova’s Journey Towards Nuclear Security

At a seemingly peaceful crossing on the Moldova-Romania border, an important job is taking place. Each vehicle must drive through a radiation detection portal, something you might not notice if you weren’t told.

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9 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Paper On Cancer Treatment Wins International Award

A paper helping doctors to effectively evaluate and treat patients with a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a very fast growing and aggressive type of cancer, using a nuclear diagnostic imaging technique, has received an Editor’s Choice Award from the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

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9 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Plant Mutation Breeding Helps Bangladesh to Feed Its Growing Population

Villages in the northern region of Bangladesh used to struggle with poverty and hunger during the long months of the ‘monga’ periods, but they are now bustling as farmers and workers harvest new crop varieties developed using nuclear techniques.

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8 June 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Presents Fukushima Report and Submits Agreements on Uranium Fuel Bank for Board Approval

An extensive report on the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima and two agreements related to the establishment of an IAEA reserve of low enriched uranium were among the key points highlighted by Director General Yukiya Amano in his

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Last update: 3 July 2015