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Filling in the Resource Gaps: The Role of Technical and Scientific Support Organizations

24 October 2014 | Technical and Scientific Support Organizations (TSOs) comprise of competent, long-standing experts who deliver technical and scientific services to national nuclear regulatory authorities and industry. They also may advise governments to assist them in achieving the highest possible levels of safety and security for nuclear, waste management, radiation protection - independent of external interests... Full story »

Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources - IAEA concludes meeting of legal and technical experts

23 October 2014 | The IAEA has concluded an open-ended meeting of legal and technical experts to develop additional guidance to the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources.  The meeting addressed the need to develop internationally harmonized guidance for implementing the recommendations of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (the Code) in relation to the long-term management of disused ... Full story »

Kazakhstan Removes Stockpile of Fresh High Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Fuel

2 October 2014 | Kazakhstan has removed a stockpile of Russian-origin fresh high enriched uranium (HEU) fuel from the critical assembly of the WWR-K Research Reactor in Almaty. The fresh HEU, representing 10.2 kilograms of uranium mass, was sent to a secure storage facility in Russia on 29 September 2014. The HEU removal operation was managed by the IAEA, the Russian Federation, the United States and Kazakhstan, under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). With the completion of this shipment... Full story »

Providing Support for Nuclear Safety - Fifth Plenary Meeting of Regulatory Cooperation Forum

26 September 2014 | Regulatory bodies of several IAEA Member States came together in 2009 and agreed to establish the IAEA Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF). This regulator-to-regulator forum sets out to promote collaboration and cooperation to improve coordination among Member States with well-established nuclear power programmes (providers) and those considering the introduction or expansion of such programmes (recipients). At its fifth plenary meeting on Friday, 26 September 2014... Full story »

Celebrating 15 Years of Nuclear Safety Harmonization in Europe

24 September 2014 | The Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) has over the last 15 years worked to harmonize nuclear safety among its participating Member States in the European region. To mark 15 years since WENRA's inception, a side event was held on the margins of the IAEA 58th General Conference on 24 September 2014 that highlighted the achievements and the future goals of the association. The IAEA provides Member States with periodic reviews to aid in developing... Full story »

Japan's Reports on Conditions at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

27 August 2014 | On 26 August 2014, Japan provided the IAEA with an update to current information on radioactivity in seawater at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS). The update shows that all radionuclides (i.e. Cs-134, Cs-137, total Beta and H-3) have remained low and stable from 17 to 23 August 2014 at the sampling points T-1 and T-2-1. The NRA also provided an update on sea area monitoring results... Full story »

IAEA Takes Part in Canadian Nuclear Emergency Exercise

17 July 2014 | Emergency exercises are part of everyday life at the IAEA. The Agency's Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) regularly holds emergency exercises in which Agency staff tackle mock scenarios involving nuclear or radiological emergencies. Such exercises maintain the IAEA staff's preparedness to implement the Agency's tasks in response to nuclear or radiological incidents and emergencies. But an exercise held in May 2014 was different from these internal IAEA exercises. The scenario had not been... Full story »

Iraq Accedes to Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

9 July 2014 | The Republic of Iraq deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the Agency's headquarters on 7 July 2014. On receiving the instrument of accession from the IAEA Resident Representative of Iraq, Ambassador Surood Rashid Najib, the Director General emphasized that universal adherence to the CPPNM strengthens and contributes to the international resolve... Full story »

| Last update: Tuesday, November 04, 2014.