Press Releases

28 September 2016 - 2016/34

IAEA Database Highlights Global Disparity in Access to Cancer Care

Most radiotherapy facilities in the world are located in high-income countries, and at least 36 nations do not have any such equipment to treat cancer. These are some conclusions drawn from data in the revamped Directory of Radiotherapy Centres (DIRAC), launched today at on the margins of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference.

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28 September 2016 - 2016/33

IAEA Team Concludes Review of Indonesia’s Emergency and Response Framework

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded a 10-day mission to review Indonesia’s arrangements for nuclear and radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR).

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27 September 2016 - 2016/32

IAEA Reports Highlight Nuclear Power’s Role in Achieving Global Climate and Sustainable Development Goals

Nuclear power can significantly contribute to two of the world’s most pressing priorities—combating climate change and ensuring sustainable development—according to two IAEA reports published today.

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23 September 2016 - 2016/31

IAEA Sees Global Nuclear Power Capacity Growing Through 2030

Nuclear power is projected to continue expanding globally in the coming years, even as the pace of growth slows amid competition from low fossil fuel prices and renewable energy sources, according to an IAEA study released today.

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22 September 2016 - 2016/30

IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative Reaches €100 Million Funding Milestone

An International Atomic Energy Agency initiative to help countries benefit from peaceful uses of nuclear technology reached a funding milestone this month with 100 million euros received in voluntary contributions since its launch in 2010.

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20 September 2016 - 2016/29

IAEA Receives US $3.96 Million from the United States to Boost Fight against Zika-transmitting Mosquitoes

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will receive a contribution of US $3.96 million from the United States to step up work on a nuclear technique to suppress mosquitoes spreading Zika and other viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

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20 September 2016 - 2016/28

IAEA Network for Emergency Assistance Reaches Milestone with 30th Member

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) network of countries reached a milestone this month when Denmark became the 30th country to join the Response and Assistance Network (RANET).

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19 September 2016 - 2016/27

IAEA Moves Forward with Construction of New Laboratory, Improving Fight against Insect Pests

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has begun building a new laboratory that will enable it to step up its efforts to help countries use nuclear techniques to control insect pests, including mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus and other diseases.

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14 September 2016 - 2016/26

IAEA Mission Says Estonia Has Dedicated Regulatory Body for Radiation Safety; Faces Human Resources Challenges

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Estonia’s regulatory body for nuclear and radiation safety is experienced and dedicated but needs to develop and sustain adequate professional expertise to meet future challenges.

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8 September 2016 - 2016/25

IAEA Mission Says China’s Nuclear Regulator Effective; Should Continue to Enhance Safety Programme

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said China’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety is effective but will require further development due to rapid nuclear energy growth.

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