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Radiation, Transport & Waste Safety


New IAEA Project Focusses on Decommissioning and Remediation of Damaged Nuclear Facilities

The IAEA has launched a new project aimed at benefiting from the experiences gained from the challenges of decommissioning and remediating damaged nuclear facilities. The DAROD project is one of the responses of the Agency towards increased nuclear safety under the IAEA Nuclear Safety Action Plan that was unanimously adopted by IAEA Member States following the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant... read more»

Safe Disposal of Low Level Radioactive Waste - Announcement of International Workshop, France, February 2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency is organizing this international workshop to share experiences related to the safe disposal of Very Low Level Waste (VLLW) and Low Level Waste (LLW). The workshop, to be held in France in February, 2015, will serve as an opportunity to facilitate exchanges between Member States on the safe development of near surface disposal facilities for VLLW and LLW and to provide input for future IAEA activities in... read more»

Patient Safety in Radiotherapy - IAEA hosts Technical Meeting

There is a broad agreement among experts that radiotherapy is a safe form of treatment, with more than five million treatments delivered annually worldwide, but safety measures need to be further progressed at several levels. The purpose of the meeting was to develop additional guidance on patient safety in radiotherapy... read more»

Strengthening radiation safety infrastructure - IAEA releases new E-learning tools to complement RASIMS and SARIS platform

The IAEA is pleased to announce the release of two new E-learning modules within the two existing tools aimed at strengthening radiation safety infrastructure: the Radiation Safety Information Management System (RASIMS) and the system for Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety (SARIS). The objective... read more»

Technical Meeting on Harmonization of Reference Levels for Foodstuffs and Drinking Water Contaminated Following a Nuclear Accident

The purpose of the meeting was to provide guidance on the development of an IAEA Technical Document on the control of foodstuffs and drinking water contaminated as a result of a nuclear or radiological emergency. The Technical Meeting focused on a discussion of the harmonization of radiological criteria including radionuclide concentrations used as... read more»

Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources - jointly sponsored edition of the the Basic Safety Standards published

The IAEA is pleased to announce the publication the Safety Requirements “Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards”. This edition supersedes the Interim Edition that was published in 2011, which itself superseded the International Basic Safety Standards that were issued as IAEA Safety Series No. 115 in February 1996. Jointly sponsored by... read more»

Regulatory Authority Information System (RAIS) - new version released

A new version of the Regulatory Authority Information System (RAIS) has been released. This version, RAIS 3.3 Web, offers enhanced features that provide more flexibility in the use of RAIS for managing the activities of regulatory bodies. The new features include introduction of web services, optimized performance and improved document management capabilities on ... read more»

| Last update: Wednesday, February 11, 2015.