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Construction work at the turbine building of Units 3 – 4 of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant, Slovakia
21 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Helps Nuclear Newcomers with Workforce Planning Tool

In developing the necessary workforce for new nuclear power programmes, the IAEA is making increased use of a US-developed modelling tool to help newcomer countries understand their human resources requirements.

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19 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Discusses Further Support to Croatia in the Peaceful Applications of Nuclear Technology

Strengthening health systems for cancer diagnosis and treatment using nuclear technology, controlling fruit flies in the Balkans, and establishing a nuclear waste storage centre were among the key issues that the IAEA Director General discussed with senior officials during a two-day visit to Croatia on 18 and 19 May 2015.

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19 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Assists Member States with Knowledge Management in Nuclear Safety

In most countries the nuclear safety infrastructure is diverse and complex, because nuclear technologies are used in various sectors — such as health, food production and distribution, water management, construction, shipping, electricity and the environment — and each sector has its own methods of sharing nuclear safety knowledge and its own repository of information.

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iconostasis in the 19th century Holy Voivode of Michael and Gabriel Church in Izvoarele village, Romania
19 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Protecting Romania's Cultural Heritage Using Nuclear Technology

Preserving art and cultural heritage is a shared ambition of the global community.

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Isotope Hydrology
15 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Symposium Explores the Frontiers and Foundations of Isotope Hydrology

Collaboration, knowledge sharing and embracing the latest technology and tools are important elements for developing effective and sustainable water resource management solutions, concluded experts during the 14th International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology held this week at the IAEA headquarter

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Morocco fruit fly
15 May 2015 News Story

How a Nuclear Technique is Saving Citrus Fruits in Morocco, One Fly at a Time

Citrus crop losses due to fruit flies along with insecticide use in Morocco are both expected to drop as the country begins to develop capacities in nuclear techniques as part of its pest control management plans.

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Fukushima Mission
14 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Delivers Major Report on Fukushima Accident to Member States

Vienna – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today provided its Member States with a report by Director General Yukiya Amano on the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen nuclear safety worldwide.

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14 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Presents Update on Safeguards Activities to Diplomats in New York

On 8 May 2015 delegates gathered on the sidelines of the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non‑Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at United Nations headquarters in New York to learn more about IAEA activities from 2010 to 2015 that are relevant to Article III of the NPT.

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Repatriation Morocco: Workers placing radioactive sources into a transport container ahead of shipment to France
12 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Increasing Safety in Radioactive Waste Management

Abderrahim Bouih used to be worried about space. In charge of managing Morocco's radioactive waste since 2006, he had long projected that the country's sole radioactive waste facility would fill up by 2019.

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Fifth Review Meeting of Contracting Parties to Joint Convention
11 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Deputy Director General Encourages Countries to Join Safety Convention on Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management

To enhance nuclear safety worldwide, countries should join the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, and those that are already part of the framework should continue to actively participate in the Convention's processes.

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Research reactor workshop
11 May 2015 News Story

Research Reactor Projects Done Right: IAEA Workshop Reinforces Best Practices

Some have established programmes, others are either just starting or considering to start research reactor projects in their respective countries.

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25th ITC Group Photo
8 May 2015 News Story

IAEA and the National Nuclear Security Administration Mark a Milestone in Nuclear Security Training

Almost four decades ago, the IAEA and the United States began a joint effort to train global experts on protecting nuclear facilities from terrorists seeking materials for a nuclear weapon.

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Swedish nuclear transport security exercise
8 May 2015 News Story

Action at Sea: Transport Security Exercise Conducted Off the Coast of Sweden

Like an action movie set, ships, helicopters and uniformed people set the scene off the coast of Sweden this week as national authorities conducted an exercise on security while transporting spent nuclear fuel.

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8 May 2015 News Story

India Champions Exclusive Breastfeeding With the Help of Nuclear Techniques

Nutritional status of both mother and baby is one of the key factors that can affect a child's birth, health and lifelong development.

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Clinical trials, randomized studies, and surveys related to cancer - ESTRO
7 May 2015 News Story

Lower Radiation Doses May Be Sufficient For Treating Certain Cancers, Report IAEA Experts

Lower than standard doses of radiation could be sufficient for the treatment of certain cancer types, limiting radiation exposure for patients and decreasing health care costs, indicated results of clinical research trials presented last week in Barcelona at a special IAEA session of the 3rd ESTRO Forum.

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Japanese officials from the Ohi Nuclear Power Plant brief IAEA team members about the plant's battery inverter equipment, part of the plant's safety system, on 26 January 2012
7 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Presents Action Plan on Nuclear Safety to Diplomats in New York

The 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is being held at the United Nations headquarters in New York from 27 April to 22 May.

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An international group of experts met at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna to discuss and share experiences in tracking radiation exposure for patients.
5 May 2015 News Story

Clever Minds Talk “Smart”

Referring doctors should be informed of their patients’ radiation exposure history and have access to images from previous medical examinations, concluded experts at an IAEA technical meeting held in Vienna last week.

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Y-90 Hot Cell
5 May 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Cuba Goes Local With Radiopharmaceutical Production

Cancer and cardiovascular disease are health conditions Cuba will now be able to more readily diagnose and treat thanks to its newly built facility for producing key radiopharmaceuticals.

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30 April 2015 News Story

The IAEA Takes its Nuclear Security Plan to Diplomats in New York

On 29 April 2015 delegates gathered on the sidelines of the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non‑Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the implementation of the IAEA Nuclear Security Plan 2014-2017.

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Workshop on Nuclear Liability 2015
29 April 2015 News Story

Towards a Better Understanding of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage: Learning the Fine Points of the International Legal Regime

Joining the international regime on civil liability and compensation in case of nuclear damage brings distinct advantages to countries when a nuclear accident affects several Member States.

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Last update: 21 May 2015