Good  4 3 2 1 0  Poor
NewsAction Plan Fukushima Updates GC 58

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

Nuclear Forensics to be Explored In-depth at July Conference

30 June 2014 | The more than 350 attendees will review the role of nuclear forensics as an essential element of national nuclear security infrastructure; present recent scientific achievements and exchange experience and lessons learned related to the application of nuclear forensics; review current state-of-practice in the field; and identify advances in analytical tools. They will also propose and discuss mechanisms for achieving further international and regional cooperation, as well as propose ways to increase IAEA support to Member States that request assistance in developing... Full story»

Securing Nuclear Materials - The Way Forward

13 June 2014 | The entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) is the single most important step which the international community can take in strengthening nuclear security globally. This was the key message highlighted by the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in his statement to delegates attending the Seminar on the Promotion of the Entry into Force of the 2005 Amendment to the CPPNM. Since 1999, the year when States began to identify the need to amend the... Full story»

Strengthening the Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators (ANNuR)

29 May 2014 | The Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators (ANNuR) gathers Member States from the Arab region who use nuclear technology in a variety of ways. While some Arab countries have a nuclear power programme or are interested in developing their nuclear energy capacity, most focus their uses on other nuclear applications (e.g. medical, industrial, research and agricultural applications). Nuclear safety and security capabilities being sometimes limited in the region, there has been a clear need for consolidation of national infrastructures and capacity building at the institutional, organizational... Full story»

Importance of Emergency Preparedness Stressed at Meeting of Competent Authorities

28 May 2014 | Continuous improvement of the national and international emergency preparedness and response (EPR) arrangements is crucial to the global nuclear safety regime. For five days last week in Vienna, Austria more than 140 delegates from some 80 countries and seven international organisations listened to, discussed and shared information on EPR arrangements and capabilities. They also discussed the status of implementation of two key conventions: the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear... Full story»

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at French Nuclear Power Plant 19-23 May 2014

23 May 2014 | An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has evaluated the Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in France to assess how the station has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in 2012. The IAEA assembled a team of experts at the request of the Government of France to conduct the follow-up OSART mission at Gravelines NPP from 19 to 23 May 2014. Follow-up missions are standard components of the OSART programme; they are typically... Full story»

Building Capacity for Safe, Secure and Sustainable Nuclear Energy Programmes

9 May 2014 | There are over 30 countries interested in building their first nuclear power reactor, according to Agency reports. These countries span virtually every continent and vary greatly in economic and social development, ranging from the high-income Gulf States to low-income Sub-Saharan African countries. The need for predictability of cost and energy security, as well as growing concerns over climate change and the need for clean energy make nuclear power an attractive alternative. Notwithstanding, the rapidly increasing worldwide demand for electricity over the... Full story»

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

9 May 2014 | Senior international nuclear experts today concluded a 12-day Integrated Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency that reviewed Pakistan's regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The mission reviewed the effectiveness of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) in regulating the safety of the use of nuclear and radioactive material. The authority's mandate covers nuclear power plants, research reactors, waste... Full story»

Archived News Stories »

| Last update: Tuesday, September 09, 2014.