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Tsetse Free for 20 Years Thanks to a Nuclear Technique: The Island of Unguja, Zanzibar

Twenty years ago this autumn, an island off the coast of Tanzania became the first in Africa to get rid of the tsetse fly thanks to a nuclear technique. Read more →

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How To Improve Nuclear Security Worldwide: Three Young Women Win IAEA Essay Contest

Three essays that provided actionable and innovative recommendations to strengthen nuclear security through stronger border controls, closer international cooperation and public education won the IAEA’s first ever nuclear security essay contest. Read more →

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IAEA Mission Says Hungary's Paks Nuclear Power Plant has strengthened safety, recommends continued improvement

An IAEA team of experts said Hungary’s Paks Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) has improved operational safety by following recommendations and suggestions made in a 2014 IAEA review but noted that further work is needed. Read more →

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Metal Better Than Carbon for ITER Fusion Reactor, Award-Winning Study Confirms

Metal, rather than carbon, is better suited as material for the inside wall of tokamaks - the experimental machines designed to harness fusion energy - according to the paper that won the IAEA’s 2016 Nuclear Fusion Journal Prize this week. Using metal in the fusion reactor reduces safety hazards that may result from unwanted chemical reactions involving carbon. Read more →

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Ensure Safe Consumption: New IAEA Publication on Radionuclide Activity Concentrations Criteria for Food and Drinking Water

A new IAEA publication consolidating data on the acceptable level of radionuclides in food and drinking water will form the basis of developing a harmonized global system in coming years. Read more →

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