Photo Essays

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 →

In June 2014, the IAEA helped Montenegro to prepare over 90 radioactive sources for safe and secure storage. These sealed sources were contained in devices that were used primarily for lightning rods.
9 September 2014
Conditioning of Radioactive Sources in Montenegro - IAEA Mission in June 2014 View essay →

15 July 2014
IAEA Helps Zanzibar to Improve Rice Varieties View essay →

1 July 2014
You Only Get One Chance: Nuclear Forensics in Action View essay →

Uranium, the raw material for today's nuclear fuel, is a slightly radioactive metal that occurs throughout the earth's crust. It must be processed through a series of steps to safely produce efficient fuel for generating electricity. Aerial view of the Ranger uranium mine, Northern Territory, Australia, 2014. Photo Credit M. Ingrames
23 June 2014
Where is Uranium Found and How it is Processed for Nuclear Energy View essay →

In the early years of the IAEA, the need for accurate, scientific data to support the work of this Agency quickly became apparent. In 1964, on the advice of the International Nuclear Data Scientific Working Group (INDSWG) to the then IAEA Director General, Sigvard Eklund, the Nuclear Data Unit (NDU; later known as the Nuclear Data Section) was formed and has since worked under the guidance of the INDSWG (that later would come to be known as the International Nuclear Data Committee (INDC)).
2 June 2014
Nuclear Data Section (NDS) Through the Years View essay →

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