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10 February 2016 News Story

“We Can I Can”: Joining Forces to Win the Global Battle Against Cancer

The critical need for bold action against cancer was highlighted at an IAEA high-level panel on 9 February to mark World Cancer Day. This commemoration each year is an opportunity for the world to unite and raise its voice against the growing burden of cancer.

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9 February 2016 News Story

New E-learning Module: Basics of Radiation and Radiation Emergencies

Did you know that radiation was all around us? Or that lost radioactive sources were among the most common types of radiation emergencies? Get the facts about radiation and radiation emergencies by checking out the IAEA’s new online learning module.

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8 February 2016 News Story

Newcomer Countries Face Common Challenges in Nuclear Infrastructure Development

Countries embarking on a nuclear power programme need to ensure that the development of their legal, regulatory and support infrastructure keeps pace with the construction of the power plant itself. This is the only way to ensure that the programme proceeds in a safe, secure and sustainable way...

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5 February 2016 News Story

IAEA to Organize Expert Meeting on Fighting ‘Zika’ Mosquitoes

In response to the Zika outbreak in Latin America, the IAEA will organize a meeting of experts to review the use of nuclear techniques for the control of mosquitoes that carry the virus, Director General Yukiya Amano said in Mexico City on Thursday.

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4 February 2016 News Story

India Joins the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

India today deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), an important multilateral treaty relating to liability and compensation for damage caused by a nuclear incident.

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4 February 2016 News Story

World Cancer Day: Montenegro Improves Early Breast Cancer Detection

Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer among women, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Early diagnosis is key to effective treatment, and can prevent deaths in many cases. Montenegro, a country where breast cancer is one of the most frequent causes of mortality, is working with the IAEA to strengthen early breast cancer detection and diagnosis.

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3 February 2016 News Story

Nuclear Technique Can Help Control Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes

Countries from around the world are showing increased interest in the use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) to suppress the populations of mosquitoes that transmit, among others, the Zika virus, said Aldo Malavasi, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.

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3 February 2016 News Story

Supporting Central America: Director General Amano Visits El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala

A country doesn’t necessarily need to have nuclear power plants to benefit from the peaceful applications of nuclear technology. This is the case in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, which all use nuclear technology extensively in areas like medicine, water management and agriculture.

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1 February 2016 News Story

Call for Papers: 3rd IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management

Would-be presenters have until 28 February to submit their papers to participate in the Third International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management to be held at the IAEA in Vienna 7-11 November 2016.

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28 January 2016 News Story

IAEA to Strengthen Cooperation with Costa Rica: Director General Amano

While the IAEA may be best known for its work in helping to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, its mandate and impact go beyond non-proliferation.

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27 January 2016 News Story

A Day with “Dr Dammi”: Nuclear Medicine in Action in Sri Lanka

“Don’t sit down, this isn’t a lecture,” the doctor cries. As the medical students jump to their feet, she tells them: “We’re in a clinic. You need to get close to the patient.”

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25 January 2016 News Story

Radiation Safety for Consumer Products: New IAEA Safety Guide

Various consumer products such as smoke detectors, high intensity discharge lamps, and artificial gemstones contain small amounts of radioactive material.

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22 January 2016 News Story

IAEA and EU Make Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency took steps to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities including for sustainable development during their fourth annual Senior Officials Meeting in Vienna this week.

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21 January 2016 News Story

Radiological Emergency Exercise Tests 53 Countries’ Capacity to Respond

A woman wearing a blue vest with the words Liaison Officer on its back picks up the phone and dials a number. “This is an exercise, this is an exercise,” she says in Spanish.

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19 January 2016 News Story

Swipe Check: Collecting and Analysing Environmental Samples for Nuclear Verification

The air is pressurized, carefully filtered and closely monitored. Scientists and technicians pass through air showers before entering.

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19 January 2016 News Story

JCPOA Implementation Day Ushers in New Phase for IAEA in Iran: Director General Amano

Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action last Saturday marks the beginning of a new phase in relations between Iran and the IAEA, Director General Yukiya Amano told the IAEA's Board of Governors today.

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16 January 2016 News Story

IAEA Director General’s Statement on Iran

Today, I released a report confirming that Iran has completed the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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16 January 2016 News Story

New IAEA Uranium Enrichment Monitor to Verify Iran’s Commitments under JCPOA

Meet the new 24/7 high-tech device that will monitor Iran’s uranium enrichment activities at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, helping to provide the world with assurance that Iran fulfils its nuclear-related commitments.

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15 January 2016 News Story

Auditors in Lab Coats: Revealing Facts Through Science for Nuclear Verification

Like their better known auditor counterparts in the financial world, the staff at the IAEA’s safeguards laboratories also verify data through spot checks and analysis. But rather than sifting through invoices and receipts, they analyse the uranium and plutonium content of nuclear material samples.

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13 January 2016 News Story

New IAEA Safety Report Aims at Strengthening Radiation Protection of Mobile Workers

The transient workforce of nuclear professionals who offer their services internationally and are therefore exposed to radiation at several different facilities sometimes do not get screened or tracked for cumulative radiation exposure.

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Last update: 10 February 2016