IAEA Impact: Making the World Safer, One Research Reactor At a Time

IAEA Impact: Making the World Safer, One Research Reactor At a Time

28 April 2015

During the night of 29 September 2014, a heavy transport plane took off from an air base in Kazakhstan after an operation to remove fuel and increase the security of a research reactor.

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23 April 2015

Securing Radioactive Sources

Securing Radioactive Sources

Photo Essays

Mosquitoes are one of the world's most dangerous pests. These carriers of diseases such as dengue and malaria wreak havoc over large parts of the world, causing sickness and death. In the future they could be tackled through the use of a nuclear technique.

Preventing Procreation: The IAEA's Research for Mosquito Control View Essay →

Third IAEA mission to review Japan's plans and work to decommission the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, February 2015, Tokyo, Japan.

IAEA Decommissioning Review Mission: Fukushima Daiichi, February 2015 View Essay →

As the world population grows, so does demand for food, leading to an increase in the use of agrochemicals in farming. In most countries these chemicals are an important part of food production. But if they are not used properly, their residues can contaminate food.
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The IAEA works with over 70 countries world-wide to support the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in their food control systems. One of these countries is Chile.

Giving Food a Health Check - IAEA Supports Food Safety Controls in Chile View Essay →

The Earth's environment is in constant threat: from climate change, natural catastrophes, pollution, and ecological damage resulting from various man-made activities, including accidental or intentional release of radioactivity. The ability to accurately measure the impact of these adverse environmental effects is crucial not only in determining the extent of damage but also to assist in remediating their effects.

ALMERA Network - Providing Accurate Measurements for Monitoring Radioactivity in the Environment View Essay →

Topics in Focus

Radioactive Waste Management
IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety
Cancer Care and Control
Nuclear Power
Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Nuclear Security: New Directions for 21st Century

Last update: 28 April 2015