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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Addresses the Hague's Nuclear Security Summit 2014

World leaders can further strengthen the international nuclear security regime by taking certain concrete steps, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in his address to the Nuclear Security Summit taking place from 24 to 25 March 2014 in the Hague, the Netherlands. Entry into force of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials should be a priority. He also called on States to make full use of... Full story»

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Republic of Korea

At the request of the Government of the ROK, the IAEA conducted a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the nation's nuclear security-related legislative and regulatory framework for nuclear and other radioactive material and associated facilities, as well as security arrangements applied to the transport of nuclear material and radioactive sources, and to computer systems. In addition... Full story»

Hungary Completes High Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Fuel Removal

Hungary Completes High Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Fuel Removal Hungary just completed the transfer of its high enriched uranium (HEU) research reactor fuel to the Russian Federation, becoming the ninth nation to completely remove such fuel from its territory since the Tripartite (IAEA-US-Russian Federation) Initiative known as the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return (RRRFR) programme which began in 2002... Full story»

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in the United States

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in the United States A team of nuclear security experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed a mission to review nuclear security practices of civil nuclear facilities licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Conducted at the U.S. Government's request, the two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission reviewed the United States’ nuclear security-related legislative... Full story»

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Hungary

International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory SystemsAt the request of the Government of Hungary, the IAEA conducted the two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the nation's nuclear security-related legislative and regulatory framework, physical protection systems at Hungarian nuclear facilities, and security arrangements applied to the transport of nuclear and radioactive materials. The IAEA team was led by Stephen Ortiz of the United States and included nine experts from six nations and the IAEA... Full story»

A Hard Month's Work in Manila

International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory SystemsSecurity managers keep a watchful eye on spent radioactive sources. These disused sources, which served myriad purposes in medicine, industry and research, present a potential security threat; they could be obtained by terrorists to construct a dirty bomb. To ensure nuclear security and safety, it is essential to package, store and eventually dispose of these spent sources safely and securely. In some cases, that is easier said than done... Full story»

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