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IAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Subscribe via RSS →

23 May 2016

Mission Decommission

The decommissioning of old nuclear facilities and cleaning contaminated sites are important issues worldwide as nuclear power plants shut down. Steve Thachet spoke to the IAEA’s Decommissioning Specialist Patrick O’Sullivan on why Nuclear Power Plants should be decommissioned.
17 May 2016

Atoms for Health

The Agency is mandated to promote the peaceful application of nuclear science around the world. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are benefiting from funding and projects organised by the IAEA to look into obesity, undernourishment and maternal health.

10 May 2016

Entry of Key Nuclear Security Agreement

On 8th May, a key nuclear security agreement, the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), enters into force. To mark the milestone, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, addressed Member States and media at IAEA’s Headquarters in Vienna.
29 April 2016

Quickening Zika diagnosis

The early detection of the Zika virus is paramount to deal with the current outbreak. The IAEA is training medical experts in a detection technique that provides a precise and quick diagnosis.

23 March 2016

Strengthening Nuclear Security

The IAEA works with its Member States to ensure that nuclear and other radioactive material does not fall into the wrong hands. The IAEA has developed a web based tool that will enable States to assess their own nuclear security practices and measures.
12 February 2016

Raising Awareness on Cancer

The Agency marked the World Cancer Day on 4th February. This is the day to raise awareness and discuss the various aspects of cancer. The IAEA collaborates with partners, trains doctors and provides equipment essential for cancer diagnosis and treatment in middle and low income countries. Nelly Enwerem-Bromson, Director of the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), spoke to Steve Thachet on the importance of recognizing this day.

12 February 2016

Using SIT Against Zika

The method to sterilising male insects with radiation could be adopted in preventing the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The Sterile Insect Technique has been used in the eradication of the tsetse fly in Zanzibar and to control the fruit fly in Croatia. Steve Thachet spoke to the Deputy Director General and the Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Application, Aldo Malavasi on how the technique works.
1 February 2016

Training the Medical Staff

The agency works with countries around the world to introduce and operate equipment used in nuclear medicine. However, in many countries there is a lack of proper training opportunities. Sri Lanka and other countries have benefited from IAEA fellowships to train the staff of nuclear medicine facilities around the world.

Soil agriculture
21 January 2016

Protecting the Soil

Without healthy soil there will be no forest, insufficient food or agriculture to feed the world. However, with growing deforestation, soil erosion and pollution, the land that was once healthy is degrading at an unprecedented rate. To raise awareness of the importance of soil conservation the declaration to protect and preserve soil was adopted in Vienna.
27 November 2015

Arming the Veterinarians

Studying the DNA of virus and bacteria can give scientists and microbiologists important information to find a cure for a disease and even stop its spread. Those trained with these techniques can help diagnose animal disease outbreaks quickly and protect a nation’s livestock.

Last update: 23 May 2016