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IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Canada

30 October 2015 | 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. The mission reviewed Canada's nuclear security-related legislative and regulatory framework for nuclear and other radioactive material and associated facilities, as well as security arrangements for the transport of nuclear and other radioactive material and for... Full story »

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in Spain: Plans Agreed to Improve Radiation Medicine in Latin America and the Caribbean

28 October 2015 | The IAEA and the Association of Medical Practitioners of Spain will work together to improve radiation medicine in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under a Practical Arrangement that both parties signed on 26 October. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, in Spain for a two-day official visit, attended the signing ceremony for the agreement, under which both parties will assist the Latin American and Caribbean region in the promotion of health using nuclear... Full story »

Open for Registration: IAEA Conference on Safety Culture - 30 Years After Chernobyl

20 October 2015 | The IAEA is organizing an International Conference on Human and Organizational Aspects of Assuring Nuclear Safety Exploring 30 Years of Safety Culture from 22 to 26 February 2016 at its headquarters in Vienna. This conference aims to provide a unique platform to share best practices, expertise and experience in the areas of safety culture, that includes human and organizational factors. Interested applicants can register to attend the week-long event through the online registration process available on the conference website... Full story »

Prepare and Respond Effectively: IAEA Hosts Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Conference

19 October 2015 | National response plans in emergency preparedness need to be in line with international safety standards and best practices, delegates heard at the opening of the International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response that began at IAEA headquarters in Vienna today. The week-long conference offers experts in emergency preparedness and response a platform to discuss best practices and focus on strengthening national systems in dealing with nuclear and radiological emergencies. Having robust emergency response... Full story »

IAEA Launches Self-Assessment Tool for Emergency Preparedness

17 September 2015 | A new web-based tool launched yesterday by the IAEA enables Member States to assess their preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergencies and share their information with other countries. The Emergency Preparedness and Response Information Management System (EPRIMS) provides a comprehensive analysis of countries' emergency preparedness arrangements and identifies areas for improvement. EPRIMS is open to all Member States and it only needs the registration of a national coordinator to get started... Full story »

Connecting to Meet the Objectives of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Framework

17 September 2015 | Building and maintaining the necessary human capacity to safely, securely and sustainably operate and regulate nuclear programmes are two critical components for the current and future growth of nuclear energy. Building this pool of capable engineers and scientists requires knowledge sharing, training capacity-building and communication among those working in the nuclear sector. These were the main topics addressed at the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN)'s annual plenary meeting, held on the margins of... Full story »

IAEA Reviews Safety Progress at Dampierre Nuclear Power Plant in France

17 September 2015 | An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear safety experts today completed an assessment of operational safety at the Dampierre Nuclear Power Plant in France. The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) noted a series of good practices and made recommendations to reinforce some safety measures during the mission, which was held at the invitation of the French government. OSART missions aim to improve operational safety by objectively assessing... Full story »

Strengthening Radiation Protection in Medical Applications: The Updated International and European Basic Safety Standards

14 September 2015 | Limiting potential overexposure to ionizing radiation during medical procedures and strengthening patient protection were on top of the agenda at an IAEA General Conference side event that discussed the latest trends and best practices in radiation protection in the medical field. Putting the 2014 International Basic Safety Standards and the 2013 EURATOM Basic Safety Standards into practice is a key task in the coming years for regulators and health care providers alike, participants said. Ionizing radiation can be used to diagnose and treat... Full story »

IAEA Releases Director General's Report on Fukushima Daiichi Accident

31 August 2015 | The IAEA Director General's Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Accident, along with five technical volumes on this topic by international experts, have just been publicly released. This publication comes ahead of the Agency's General Conference in September. The report assesses the causes and consequences of the 11 March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, triggered by a tsunami that followed a massive earthquake. It was the worst emergency at a nuclear power plant since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986... Full story »

IAEA Reviews Operational Safety at Japanese Nuclear Power Station

13 July 2015 | An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of operational safety at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Japan. The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) noted a series of good practices and made recommendations to reinforce some safety measures during the mission, which was held at the invitation of the Japanese Government. The 14-day review, which began on 29 June, focused on safety measures that have to be in place... Full story »

IAEA Director General Amano Welcomes Italian, Turkish Ratification of Nuclear Security Amendment

8 July 2015 | IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano welcomed ratification by Italy and Turkey of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), calling it a key step towards reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism. In meetings today with Director General Amano, the Ambassadors to the IAEA of Italy and Turkey, H.E. Mr Filippo Formica and H.E. Ms Emine Birnur Fertekligil, delivered their countries' instruments of ratification. The IAEA Director General is the depositary of the Amendment, which was adopted a decade ago today... Full story »

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