Press Releases

23 May 2016 - 2016/16

IAEA Helps Bulgaria Tackle Cattle Disease with Nuclear-Derived Technique

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is providing laboratory support and expertise to help Bulgaria battle a cattle disease that can cause significant economic losses to farmers.

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3 May 2016 - 2016/15

IAEA Helps Repair Libya’s Only Radiotherapy Machine for Cancer Care

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped repair Libya’s only operational radiotherapy machine after a long outage, enabling it to resume essential cancer care for hundreds of patients every month.

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3 May 2016 - 2016/14

IAEA Mission Finds Improved Nuclear and Radiation Safety Regulation in Sweden, Sees New Challenges Ahead

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Sweden had made significant improvements in its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, but noted potential new challenges ahead linked to lower electricity prices and any future decommissioning of reactors.

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29 April 2016 - 2016/13

IAEA Mission Says Lithuania Committed to Nuclear and Radiation Safety Regulation, Sees Challenges Ahead

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Lithuania’s bodies involved in nuclear and radiation safety regulation are committed to provide effective oversight but noted they need to ensure they have adequate resources for challenges ahead.

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26 April 2016 - 2016/12

IAEA Helps Earthquake-Hit Ecuador With Medical X-Ray Equipment

Responding to a request for emergency assistance, the IAEA will send X-ray equipment and provide training to help doctors in Ecuador cope with the aftermath of an earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured thousands.

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22 April 2016 - 2016/11

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Malaysia

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in Malaysia.

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18 April 2016 - 2016/10

IAEA Mission Sees Improved Nuclear and Radiation Safety Regulation in Bulgaria, More Work Needed

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Bulgaria’s nuclear safety regulatory system has improved significantly in recent years, but added that the regulatory body’s high staff turnover remained a concern.

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8 April 2016 - 2016/9

Key nuclear security agreement to enter into force in May

A nuclear security agreement that will take effect on 8 May will reduce the risk of a terrorist attack on a nuclear power plant and make it harder to smuggle nuclear material.

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5 April 2016 - 2016/8

IAEA Trains Experts to Use Diagnostic Tools for Quick Zika Detection

Over 35 participants from 26 countries will be trained at the IAEA laboratories this month in the use of a nuclear-derived technique to quickly and accurately detect the Zika virus.

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4 April 2016 - 2016/7

IAEA to Assist Brazil on Nuclear Security at 2016 Olympic Games

The IAEA and the Government of Brazil signed an agreement today aimed at enhancing nuclear security measures for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this year.

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Last update: 23 May 2016