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Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) meets with the European Commission to discuss regulatory support for embarking countries

16 April 2014 | Member States belonging to the RCF work with the IAEA and each other to achieve this goal by sharing knowledge and expertise needed to support the establishment of nuclear safety regulatory bodies in newcomer countries. Some 40 representatives from 20 countries and international organizations, as well as the IAEA, met in Brussels, Belgium between 7 and 10 April 2014 to focus on support provided by mature regulators to assist newcomers in meeting the challenges inherent in developing their respective nuclear regulatory safety... Full story»

European, African Experts Take Part in IAEA Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop in Fukushima Prefecture

7 April 2014 | An IAEA workshop to help build the capacity of European and African countries to prepare for, and respond to, nuclear or radiological emergencies is being held in Fukushima Prefecture this week. During the workshop, taking place from 7 to 11 April 2014, 18 participants from 10 countries will strengthen their skills in radiation monitoring, environmental sampling and other related topics. The participants will take part in working sessions organized at the IAEA's RANET Capacity Building Centre in Fukushima City, as well as in field exercises in areas of Fukushima... Full story»

Workshop on Global Safety Culture - National Factors Relevant to Safety Culture

7 April 2014 | The IAEA will host a four-day workshop on National Factors Relevant to Safety Culture, in Vienna from 8 to 11 April. More than 50 experts and participants from over 26 countries will attend the workshop. During the course of this expert-led workshop, participants will discuss topics on building a sound safety culture in a multi-cultural nuclear environment, learn about the national factors in various member states that contribute to or detract from an overall strong safety culture, discuss best practices... Full story»

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Addresses the Hague's Nuclear Security Summit 2014

25 March 2014 | World leaders can further strengthen the international nuclear security regime by taking certain concrete steps, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in his address to the Nuclear Security Summit taking place from 24 to 25 March 2014 in the Hague, the Netherlands. Entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials should be a priority. He also called on States to make full use of the services offered by the IAEA in the field of nuclear security. He underlined that the IAEA would remain at the centre of... Full story»

6th Review Meeting of Contracting Parties to Convention on Nuclear Safety Commences

25 March 2014 | Monday, 24 March 2014. For the next two weeks (24 March to 4 April 2014), the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety will report on the implementation of their obligations under the Convention and will discuss how to improve nuclear safety worldwide through a constructive exchange of views. In welcoming the delegates to the meeting, Denis Flory, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, mentioned the challenges that the nuclear... Full story»

Learning to Manage a Severe Nuclear Accident

21 March 2014 | The IAEA Experts' Meeting on severe accident management after Fukushima concludes. After four days of discussion, the IAEA's International Experts' Meeting (IEM) on Severe Accident Management in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant concluded its deliberations on 20 March 2014 noting that while much progress has been made there is still more that needs to be done to strengthen the nuclear industry's ability to significantly reduce the impact of a nuclear accident... Full story»

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Republic of Korea

7 March 2014 | At the request of the Government of the ROK, the IAEA conducted a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the nation's nuclear security-related legislative and regulatory framework for nuclear and other radioactive material and associated facilities, as well as security arrangements applied to the transport of nuclear material and radioactive sources, and to computer systems. In addition, the team reviewed physical protection systems at the Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), operated by... Full story»

Sixth International Experts' Meeting on Radiation Protection Concludes

27 February 2014 | This is the sixth International Experts' Meeting in a series of meetings held as part the Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, implemented in response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011. The Action Plan sets out a comprehensive programme of work, in 12 major areas, to strengthen nuclear safety worldwide. Each of the IEMs focus on a different aspect of the Action Plan to analyse all relevant technical aspects and learn the lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident. IEM6 provided a forum for Member States to exchange information and... Full story» Presentations »

IAEA Delivers Final Report on Remediation in Fukushima to Japan

24 January 2014 | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) handed Japan the final report from an expert mission that reviewed remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi accident. The IAEA report, which is available online, describes the findings of the Follow-up IAEA International Mission on Remediation of Large Contaminated Areas Off-Site the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, held on 14 to 21 October 2013. The report highlights important progress in all areas to date, and offers advice on several points where the team feels it is still possible to further... Full story»

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Belgium's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

13 December 2013 | Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Belgium. The mission reviewed the effectiveness of Belgium's nuclear regulator, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) and its subsidiary Bel V, in regulating the safety of the use of radioactive material. Their regulatory authority covers... Full story»

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Czech Nuclear Regulatory Framework

29 November 2013 | An international team of senior nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Czech Republic. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team said in its preliminary findings that the Czech regulatory system for nuclear and radiation safety is robust and that the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SJB) is an effective and independent regulatory body. The review, conducted at the request of... Full story»

IAEA Review Team Sees Fukushima Daiichi Site First Hand

IAEA Review Team Sees Fukushima Daiichi Site First Hand27 November 2013 | A team of IAEA experts today visited TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station as part of an independent review of Japan's efforts and plans to decommission the nuclear accident site. At Japan's request, the team began a nearly two-week-long mission on 25 November 2013. It will assess the nation's Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1-4. The 19-member team watched fuel removal operations at... Full story»

Simulated "Dirty Bomb" Emergency Exercise Concludes

Simulated Dirty Bomb Emergency Exercise Concludes 25 November 2013 | For 26 hours, from 20 to 21 November 2013, the tension was high in emergency operations centres in 57 States and nine international organizations participating in the "Bab Al Maghrib" exercise to test their response to simulated dirty bomb attacks. The simulated "explosions" took place in the port of Tanger Med and Marrakech medina in Morocco. They "triggered" a number of serious implications: "actual" for few States, "potential" for some and "perceived" for many. Issues addressed during the exercise were connected to a radioactive release into the atmosphere... Full story»

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Russian Federation's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Russian Federation's Nuclear Regulatory Framework19 November 2013 | Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor). The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team said in its preliminary findings that the Russian Federation had made significant progress since an earlier review in 2009. It also identified good practices in the country's nuclear regulatory system... Full story»

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission In Australia

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission In Australia15 November 2013 | A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a mission to review nuclear security practices in Australia. The IAEA conducted the two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission at the request of the Government of Australia. The mission reviewed the country's nuclear security-related legislative and regulatory framework, physical protection systems at Australia's... Full story»

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