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Radiation, Transport & Waste Safety


Second Regional Workshop in Africa on the implementation of the International Basic Safety Standards (BSS)

The IAEA is organizing a second Regional Workshop on the IAEA General Safety Requirements Part 3: Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards which will be hosted by the Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in Accra, Ghana from 16 to 20 November 2015. The first regional workshop for Africa on the implementation of the revised BSS took place... Read more

International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors - An Integrated Approach to the Back-End of the Fuel Cycle

22 June 2015 - Greater transparency and effective public engagement is key to the success of spent fuel management programmes, concluded experts at the end of a five-day conference... Read more

Coastal and Shipping States Conduct Exercise Simulating Maritime Transport Emergency

19 June 2015 - Radioactive cargo is often shipped by sea for long haul destinations. Maritime shipping is a safe and effective mode of transport; nevertheless, policymakers are increasingly aware of the need to be prepared in the case of an emergency. A tabletop exercise held at the IAEA involved experts from 17 countries to practice international cooperation in the event of a nuclear emergency at sea... Read more

IAEA Mission Reviews Croatia’s Regulatory Framework for Radiation Safety

16 June 2015 - An IAEA team of senior regulators concluded a 10-day mission to review Croatia's regulatory framework for radiation safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team made recommendations to the Government to help strengthen the effectiveness of Croatia's regulatory framework and functions in line with IAEA Safety Standards... Read more

IAEA and ARPANSA Sign Agreement on Cooperation to Strengthen Occupational Safety in Uranium Mining & Processing Industry

4 June 2015 - IAEA DDG, Denis Flory, and CEO of ARPANSA, Carl-Magnus Larsson, signed Practical Arrangements to establish cooperation between the two parties, in an effort to develop guidance material to support Safety Standards applicable to the uranium mining and uranium processing industry. As reported in ORPNET, the safety of workers in uranium mining, in particular to naturally occurring radiation, is of key importance in this expanding industry....Read more

Nuclear Safety Peer Review on a Worldwide Level - Over 700 Party delegates gathered to discuss national reports

The 5th Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) was held 11 to 22 May to address the implementation of the convention and provide a platform for responding to questions raised on national reports. IAEA Deputy Director General encouraged countries to join ...Read more

Clever Minds Talk "Smart"

An international group of 36 experts from 26 countries met at the IAEA Headquarters from 28 to 30 April to share experiences in tracking radiation exposure for patients. Referring doctors should be informed of their patients' radiation exposure history and have access to images from previous medical examinations, concluded the experts. The risks of radiation exposure incurred by patients undergoing treatment... Read more»

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

From 3 to 5 February the IAEA held an international workshop to share experiences related to the safe disposal of Very Low Level Waste (VLLW) and Low Level Waste (LLW). Attended by 78 experts from 33 Member States, the workshop also highlighted challenges States face when developing suitable disposal facilities and provided inputs for future... Read more»

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»

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»

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