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Fukushima
17 April 2015 News Story

Providing the Big Picture During a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

For one week in late April, more than 200 experts from 70 countries and five international organizations will gather at IAEA headquarters to discuss the latest trends related to assessment and prognosis in response to a nuclear or radiological emergency.

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CSC event
15 April 2015 News Story

Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Enters into Force

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear damage (CSC) entered into force today.

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Tanzania
14 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Water Protection Measures and Community Involvement Increase Sustainability of Uranium Mining in Tanzania

The stage is set for uranium mining in the United Republic of Tanzania, following recent changes to the country's regulatory framework that brought it in line with IAEA recommendations.

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Minjmaa Minjgee
13 April 2015 News Story

Mongolia and IAEA: Successful Cooperation, Renewed Focus on Cancer Care

Replacements for existing radiotherapy treatment units and the forthcoming installation of two new linear accelerators will greatly boost Mongolia's national cancer programme and reduce waiting times for cancer patients.

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Chile Workshop
10 April 2015 News Story

Strengthening the Safe Use of Radiation in Medical Practice: Experts Call for Accelerated Introduction of International Basic Safety Standards

Sound regulatory frameworks based on IAEA safety standards and effective communication are essential to ensuring that radiation used in medicine provides benefits to patients while minimizing risks.

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DG in Egypt
8 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Egypt for Sharing Expertise in Nuclear Science and Technology

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has acknowledged the importance of Egypt as a partner of the Agency and commended its willingness to share its expertise in nuclear science and technology with other countries in the region.

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Jamaican Slowpoke Research Reactor
8 April 2015 News Story

IAEA to Assist Conversion of Jamaican Research Reactor to LEU Fuel

The Caribbean’s only research reactor will be converted to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel later this year, decreasing non-proliferation risks while doubling the reactor’s utilization capacity.

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Checking for pesticide residue
7 April 2015 News Story

Contributing to Strengthening Food Safety: IAEA Commemorates World Health Day

In recent times, food safety has been in the spotlight with reported outbreaks of serious food contamination and fraud, such as horse meat found in beef burgers, melamine in milk powder, and inferior rice, honey, whisky and fruit juice substituted for the genuine product.

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A field worker discusses the benefits of good nutrition at an urban primary school in Guatemala
7 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Guatemala Works to Control the Double Burden of Malnutrition

With the help of nuclear techniques, scientists and health workers in Guatemala are now able to identify the causes and consequences of malnutrition in the country’s children, enabling policymakers to devise strategies to combat obesity and stunting.

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Alatau Research Reactor
7 April 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Making the World Safer, One Research Reactor At a Time

During the night of 29 September 2014, a heavy transport plane took off from an air base in Kazakhstan after an operation to remove fuel and increase the security of a research reactor.

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Under lush green fertile lands, the Guarani Aquifer spans over 1.2 million square kilometres
31 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Brazil and Its Neighbours Work to Protect One of the World's Largest Groundwater Reservoirs

Shrouded in mystery, the future of the largest groundwater reservoir in Latin America once left scientists, academics and politicians in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay concerned about the fate of their major freshwater resource.

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26 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Commends India's Cancer Control Expertise

The establishment of comprehensive cancer control programmes in developing countries demonstrates how nuclear technology can contribute to global development, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said during a visit to the Tata Memorial Centre cancer hospital in Mumbai.

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CRA
25 March 2015 News Story

Open for Applications: IAEA Coordinated Research Activities in 2015

Research institutes and organizations interested in gaining access to vast global databases of research findings and taking part in papers submitted to high-level, peer-reviewed journals, can now submit a proposal for a Research Contract or Agreement to take part in IAEA-coordinated research activities this year

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24 March 2015 News Story

Safeguards: Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

The IAEA is often called the world's "nuclear watchdog". Have you ever wondered why that is?

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Manoj Chumroo
24 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: More Bountiful Crops With Every Drop Using Drip Irrigation in Mauritius

Cauliflower, broccoli, sweet pepper and many other nutritious vegetables used to be expensive in Mauritius. This has all changed over the past few years, and local farms are now starting to supply the country's growing population and burgeoning tourism industry with fresh, locally grown produce.

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Yukiya Amano
23 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Director General Urges Iran to Clarify Nuclear Concerns

Iran needs to help clarify concerns about possible military dimensions to its nuclear programme but progress so far has been limited, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in a statement at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington.

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20 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Marks World Water Day

Finding available, clean and safe water is a cornerstone of human development. Nuclear techniques can help in identifying and guarding water resources in countries all over the world.

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19 March 2015 News Story

South African Hospital Offers Improved Cancer Care and Training to Staff from Across Africa

Improved cancer care and strengthened research and development capabilities are among the main results of South Africa’s collaboration with the IAEA over the last decades, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.

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IAEA Director General Amano visits the Ithemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences at Wits University, Southf Africa
18 March 2015 News Story

Nuclear Technology is Key to Africa's Development, IAEA Director General Says

Nuclear technology has much to contribute to the social and economic development of Africa, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in Pelindaba, South Africa at a special event marking the 50th anniversary of the country's first research reactor.

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Deployment of a tsetse trap
17 March 2015 News Story

IAEA Impact: Senegal Nears First Victory in Eradicating Tsetse Flies

After a four-year eradication programme including nuclear techniques, the Niayes region of Senegal is now almost free of the tsetse fly, which used to decimate livestock.

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Last update: 17 April 2015