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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 is 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 is limited to 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 This edition supersedes the Interim Edition that was published in 2011, which itself superseded the International Basic Safety Standards that were issued as IAEA Safety Series No. 115 in February 1996.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»

Strengthening cooperation in the area of radiation safety technical services

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) and the Institut De Radioprotection Et De Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, agreed upon Practical Arrangements on 27 March 2014. Signatories to the Arrangements were Deputy Director General, NS, Denis Flory, and Director General, IRSN, Jacques Repussard. The Practical Arrangements set forth the framework for cooperation between the IAEA and IRSN in the area of radiation safety technical services... read more»

Radiation Safety in Industrial Radiography - IAEA to host technical meeting

In spite of efforts to prevent accidents related to the practice of industrial radiography, these accidents continue to occur on a regular basis and sometimes cause adverse health effects among workers and members of the public. The IAEA hosted a technical meeting (TM) on 23 to 27 June, 2014, to assess the root causes of such accidents, identify needs for further guidance, and develop potential solutions such as training and guidance in the safe use of... read more»

Implementation of the BSS - second regional workshop, Moscow, Russian Federation

The second IAEA Regional Workshop for the European region on the implementation of the IAEA General Safety Requirements Part 3: Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards (the BSS) took place in Moscow, Russian Federation from 19-23 May 2014. The workshop was organized by the IAEA and hosted by the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia (FMBA). The meeting was opened by the Director General of Burnazyan Federal Medical and Biophysical Centre of Russia... read more»

GEOSAF Project Part II - plenary meeting concluded

The second plenary meeting of GEOSAF II - the International Intercomparison and Harmonisation Project On Demonstrating the Safety of Geological Disposal - took place at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on 26 to 30 May, 2014. The plenary meetings provided a forum for the core group to review and improve... read more»

Safety Case for Dual Purpose Casks for Spent Nuclear Fuel - IAEA to host international workshop

Safety Report 78 The IAEA will host an "International Workshop on the Development and Application of a Safety Case for Dual Purpose Casks for Spent Nuclear Fuel" at its headquarters in Vienna on 19 to 21 May, 2014. The workshop is being conducted to convey the proposed concept of an integrated safety case for DPCs, to analyse... read more»

Justification of Medical Exposure and the Use of Appropriateness Criteria

Safety Report 78The IAEA organized a technical meeting (TM) on justification of medical exposure and the role of clinical imaging guidelines (CIG) in strengthening justification of medical diagnostic imaging, from 11-13 March 2014 at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna. Approximately 65 health professionals and regulators from 49 Member States and international organizations participated in this meeting. The meeting focussed specifically on the processes of adopting... read more»

Sixth International Experts Meeting on Radiation Protection Concludes

Safety Report 78 This meeting, IEM6, took place at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna from 17 to 21 February, 2014. It was held as part of a series of meetings based on the Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, which was implemented in response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011. The meeting attracted 220 participants from 68 Member States and 10 international organizations to discuss the issues and challenges in radiation protection raised by the Fukushima accident. IEM6 took a unique... read more»


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