Press Releases

22 January 2016 - 2016/3

IAEA Mission Says Japan’s Regulatory Body Made Fast Progress, Sees Challenges Ahead

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Japan’s regulatory body for nuclear and radiation safety has demonstrated independence and transparency since it was set up in 2012. The team also noted that it needs to further strengthen its technical competence in light of upcoming restarts of nuclear facilities. 

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16 January 2016 - 2016/2

IAEA Director General to Visit Iran

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano travels to Tehran on Sunday for meetings with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Hassan Rouhani, and Vice-President and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Dr Ali Akbar Salehi.

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6 January 2016 - 2016/1

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s Statement on the DPRK’s Announcement of a Nuclear Test

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced today it had carried out a hydrogen bomb test. The DPRK’s nuclear test, if confirmed, is in clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and is deeply regrettable.

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27 November 2015 - 2015/45

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in New Zealand

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

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26 November 2015 - 2015/44

IAEA Mission Says Russia’s Novovoronezh Nuclear Plant has Strengthened Safety, Sees Scope for Further Improvement

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Russia’s Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant has improved safety in recent years by, for example, using innovative techniques to reduce its impact on the environment.

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12 November 2015 - 2015/43

Fourth IAEA Mission to Collect Marine Samples in Fukushima Prefecture

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Japan from 17 to 20 November 2015 to collect water and fish samples from coastal waters in Fukushima Prefecture to support the quality assurance of radioactivity data collection and analysis by the responsible authorities in Japan.

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30 October 2015 - 2015/42

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Canada

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a two-week mission to review national nuclear security practices in Canada. The International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) was carried out at the request of the Government of the Canada.

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27 October 2015 - 2015/41

IAEA Reviews Morocco’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to review infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme in Morocco. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried out at the invitation of the Kingdom of Morocco.

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16 October 2015 - 2015/40

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Norway

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

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14 October 2015 - 2015/39

IAEA Mission Says Tanzania Faces Challenges in Radiation Safety Regulation

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Tanzania’s Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC) faced several challenges in building an independent nuclear regulator, while also noting that the Commission has established a comprehensive education system.

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Last update: 22 January 2016