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

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

27 May 2016

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. The IAEA offers Member States a wide range of services related to decommissioning and environmental remediation, from legal, regulatory and technical advice through capacity building and training to maintenance of networks for information exchange.

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A New Solution for the Disposal of Low-level Radioactive Waste View Essay →

On 24 September 2015, irradiated liquid highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel was removed from a research reactor at the Radiation and Technological Complex in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The following pictures document the removal operation from the reactor hall to the airplane at Tashkent International Airport carrying the fuel to Russia.  (Photo S. Tozser/IAEA)

Route to Security: Removing HEU Fuel from a Research Reactor in Uzbekistan View Essay →

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Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development. Established by UNESCO in 2001, this day is set out to demonstrate why and how science is relevant to our daily lives. This year’s theme on ‘Science for a Sustainable Future’ highlights the essential role of science and scientific research in meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
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Here’s a look at a few different areas where nuclear science and technology and the IAEA can contribute to sustainable solutions for development problems many people face every day across the globe.

Science for a Sustainable Future View Essay →

The clothes industry is a major source of income for many countries. But before textiles can be turned into garments, they need to be dyed. Wastewater from dyeing processes is leading to environmental pollution.  The IAEA supports the use of a radiation technology to address this issue.

E-Beam Treatment for Wastewater View Essay →


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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: 27 May 2016