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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 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»

| Last update: Tuesday, May 26, 2015.