Photo Essays

Thriving fields, lasting change: how nuclear science helps women farmers in Sudan leave hunger and poverty behind
5 July 2016 Nuclear Science Helps Women Farmers in Sudan Move Out of Poverty View essay →
17 June 2016 How a nuclear technique helped save the orange industry in Western Cape, South Africa View essay →
11 January 2016 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)
16 November 2015 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.
10 November 2015 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.
12 August 2015 E-Beam Treatment for Wastewater View essay →
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The photos in this collection were taken during a Safeguards Comprehensive Training Exercise at Dukovany Nuclear Power Plant in the Czech Republic on 11 June 2015.
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Photos by D. Calma
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© IAEA 2015
16 July 2015 How IAEA Safeguards Contribute to International Peace and Security View essay →
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Ensuring the Health of Land and Water<br />
Combating Drought and Desertification
16 June 2015 Combatting Drought and Desertification View essay →
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.
24 April 2015 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.
13 February 2015 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.
10 December 2014 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.
9 October 2014 ALMERA Network - Providing Accurate Measurements for Monitoring Radioactivity in the Environment View essay →