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Рак лечится ближе к дому: в Мавритании открыт первый центр ядерной медицины

IAEA Top News - 18 December, 2017 - 11:41

Открытие в конце 2014 года в Исламской Республике Мавритании первого за всю историю центра ядерной медицины, созданного с помощью МАГАТЭ, сделает современную диагностику и лечение более доступными и позволит снизить затраты. Это новое медицинское учреждение – часть Национального онкологического центра страны, созданного в 2010 году при поддержке со стороны МАГАТЭ.

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IAEA team notes improvements in Romanian regulation

World Nuclear News - 6 hours 43 min ago
Romania has significantly strengthened its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. The team also made recommendations for further improvement.

Energoatom's development requires new law: report

World Nuclear News - 6 hours 46 min ago
The corporatization of Ukraine's Energoatom requires the development of a special law that will need to take into account all its characteristics as nuclear power plant operator, a consultancy report has concluded. The report was presented last week by a consortium selected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to advise Energoatom on its restructuring. The consortium consists of the UK's Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and Ukraine's IMEPOWER.

Mining operations to resume at WIPP

World Nuclear News - 8 hours 13 min ago
The mining of salt from the US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico is expected to resume in the coming weeks. Mining of Panel 8 was halted in 2014 following separate fire and radiological events that suspended waste emplacement operations at the facility.

Integrated Farming Finds Success in India with Help of Nuclear Science

IAEA Top News - 10 hours 55 min ago
Farmers have teamed up with scientists to find new ways to produce more food, improve the quality of their farmland and earn more money. With the help of nuclear techniques, they now have a method for producing high quality livestock and more crops while protecting the health of their soil for a future of more fertile farming.
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Lightbridge fuel moves towards irradiation testing

World Nuclear News - 17 October, 2017 - 17:24
Lightbridge Corporation has signed orders with the Institute for Energy Technology, operator of Norway's Halden research reactor, for the design and fabrication of a second irradiation rig for testing of its fuels. The IFE is already manufacturing a first test rig ready for irradiation testing of Lightbridge's fuel samples in the reactor.

NEI calls for reform to design certification process

World Nuclear News - 17 October, 2017 - 15:28
The Nuclear Energy Institute has called on US regulators to reform its reactor design certification process by removing an extra tier of information designations it describes as unnecessarily burdensome. The NEI says five years of experience at US construction projects have shown Tier 2* designations reduce flexibility while imposing additional burdens and complexity on both licensee and regulator, without adding any safety benefit.

Impact of Hanhikivi 1 licensing delay remains unclear

World Nuclear News - 17 October, 2017 - 14:12
Although the delay in receiving the construction licence for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant will not affect the cost of the project, its impact on the commissioning schedule will become clearer later this year, Fennovoima CEO Toni Hemminki told journalists last week. The company began excavation work at the site in Pyhäjoki in northern Finland in January last year.

Indonesia Selects Nuclear-bred Soybean Variety for Mass Production

IAEA Top News - 17 October, 2017 - 14:00
Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture last month selected an improved soybean variety developed using nuclear techniques as the basis for its national self-sufficiency plan, which aims to increase food security in the country.
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WANO members 'consider challenges of the future'

World Nuclear News - 17 October, 2017 - 13:52
Corporate leadership, knowledge transfer to the 'young generation' and providing the necessary support to new units entering operations were among the subjects under discussion during the World Association of Nuclear Operators' 14th Biennial General Meeting, held in Gyeongju, South Korea. The BGM, under the theme of Leading Nuclear Safety in a Changing World, was attended by more than 300 experts from the WANO membership and other industry organisations.

WANO, IYNC agree to enhance cooperation

World Nuclear News - 16 October, 2017 - 17:39
The International Youth Nuclear Congress and World Association of Nuclear Operators have signed a memorandum of understanding "to reflect enhanced cooperation between both organisations in the promotion of nuclear safety and in meeting goals related to young generation initiatives and objectives".

EU committed to Iran nuclear deal

World Nuclear News - 16 October, 2017 - 17:34
The European Union is determined to preserve the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, the EU's General Council said today following US President Donald Trump's 13 October announcement that he would not certify Iran's compliance with the deal to the US Congress. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said Iran's commitments under the agreement are being implemented.

Environmental approval for Eskom new-build site

World Nuclear News - 13 October, 2017 - 18:06
South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs has authorised Eskom's Final Environmental Impact Report for a new nuclear power plant at Duynefontein. The site is next to the existing Koeberg nuclear power station.

UK's Clean Growth Strategy highlights nuclear

World Nuclear News - 13 October, 2017 - 17:56
Nuclear power plays a key role in the UK government's Clean Growth Strategy, published today, which defines how it aims to reduce carbon emissions across the whole economy. As part of the Climate Change Act, the government needs to cut CO2 emissions by 57% from 1990 levels by 2050.

Foratom calls for orderly Brexit for nuclear industry

World Nuclear News - 13 October, 2017 - 17:21
Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, yesterday published the priorities for Brexit negotiations in relation to the nuclear industry. The organisation said the European Union and UK should immediately start negotiating their post-Brexit relationship and, if necessary, transitional arrangements in order to avoid any disruption to the nuclear fuel cycle.

IAEA commends commitments of member states

World Nuclear News - 13 October, 2017 - 15:59
Recent International Atomic Energy Agency missions have found commitment to safety by France's nuclear safety regulator and the operator of a Norwegian research reactor. The agency, which last week concluded a nuclear security advisory mission to Germany, also said Poland is committed to the safe management of radioactive waste.

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