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Irradiation of Fresh Produce: New Database will Help Determine the Right Dose

IAEA Top News - 23 March, 2017 - 16:15

What is the correct radiation dosage for disinfesting fresh products to eliminate the risk of carrying new invasive pests into importing countries?

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World Water Day 2017: Why Waste Water?

IAEA Top News - 22 March, 2017 - 09:45

The theme of World Water Day 2017 — Why waste water? — highlights the importance of conserving our limited freshwater resources.

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Access to High Quality Education Increases for Nuclear Medicine Professionals

IAEA Top News - 21 March, 2017 - 11:30

More nuclear medicine professionals from developing countries will have access to training courses and educational materials thanks to a new agreement signed between the IAEA and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) today.

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Major Safety Improvements at Romania's Research Reactor: IAEA Review-test

IAEA Top News - 21 March, 2017 - 10:00

Kazakhstan’s Institute of Nuclear Physics has implemented significant modifications and upgrades to improve the safety of its research reactor, concluded experts of an IAEA Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission last week.

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Protecting Patients: Promoting Safety Culture in Diagnostic Imaging

IAEA Top News - 17 March, 2017 - 12:00

Unintended and accidental patient exposure to radiation through diagnostic imaging can be significantly reduced by increasing awareness of safe practices, participants at an IAEA meeting heard last week.

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Breaking Barriers, Leading Nuclear Executives Share their Paths to Success: IAEA Celebrates International Women's Day

IAEA Top News - 8 March, 2017 - 12:45

The IAEA celebrated International Women’s Day this year with a panel including women who have broken down barriers to achieve success in technical careers at nuclear power plants.

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China's First Wastewater Plant Using Radiation Opens

IAEA Top News - 7 March, 2017 - 12:30

China inaugurated its first facility that uses electron beams to treat industrial wastewater yesterday, ushering in a new era for radiation technology in the world's leading textile producer.

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IAEA Director General Reviews Global Nuclear Trends at Start of Board Meeting

IAEA Top News - 6 March, 2017 - 12:45

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano provided an overview of global trends in nuclear safety, security and nuclear energy and an update on the Agency’s verification and monitoring activities in Iran in his opening statement at the Agency's Board of Governors today.

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Romania's Nuclear Regulatory Mechanism Strengthened

IAEA Top News - 6 March, 2017 - 06:30

Romania has a stronger nuclear regulatory system following a capacity building project that was completed recently, agreed participants of a roundtable in Bucharest on Friday.

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Bangladesh Triples Rice Production with Help of Nuclear Science

IAEA Top News - 3 March, 2017 - 10:00

New varieties of rice made using nuclear techniques have helped Bangladesh increase its rice production three-fold in the last few decades. This in turn has enabled the country to stay one step ahead of its rapid population growth. Today there is a secure and steady supply of rice in Bangladesh, and the country is shifting from being an importer to an exporter of rice.

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New Methodology Paves Way for Predicting the Lifetime of Electronic Devices Exposed to Radiation

IAEA Top News - 2 March, 2017 - 08:45

Solar technology and radiation therapy could benefit from a new methodology developed to better understand the effects of ionising radiation on electronic devices. The technique could help predict the lifetime of these devices with the aim of improving their performance. 

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Training Opportunities Increase for Developing Country Radiologists

IAEA Top News - 28 February, 2017 - 16:00

More radiologists from developing countries will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and training in Europe, thanks to an agreement signed today between the IAEA and the European Society of Radiology (ESR).

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How the United Kingdom Seeks to Enhance Nuclear Security with the Help of IPPAS

IAEA Top News - 27 February, 2017 - 16:00

In October 2011, an IAEA team of international nuclear security experts conducted an International Physical Protection Service mission (IPPAS) to the United Kingdom.

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Director General Amano Recognizes UK Support for IAEA

IAEA Top News - 22 February, 2017 - 14:30

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano commended the United Kingdom for its support of the Agency’s work, particularly in the areas of nuclear security and applications, during a two-day visit to London this week.

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IAEA and EU Strengthen Cooperation in Nuclear Activities

IAEA Top News - 16 February, 2017 - 17:00

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency took steps to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities including nuclear science applications during the fifth annual Senior Officials Meeting in Brussels this week.

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Japan to Support Use of NDT Technology for Recovery from Earthquakes, Floods in Asia and the Pacific

IAEA Top News - 15 February, 2017 - 14:00

Japan is contributing US$ 725,200 towards a new IAEA initiative to use nuclear technology for the verification of the integrity of buildings following earthquakes and other natural disasters.

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Director General Amano Highlights Role of Nuclear Power in World Government Summit, UAE

IAEA Top News - 14 February, 2017 - 18:30

At the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), today, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano provided an overview of the role of nuclear power in coming years, highlighting the importance of nuclear safety and security.

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3D Radiotherapy Increases Effectiveness and Safety of Cancer Treatment in Tanzania

IAEA Top News - 10 February, 2017 - 18:30

Tanzanian doctors are now able to deliver more precise radiation treatment for cancer patients with less damage to healthy tissue.

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Two African Students Supported by IAEA Receive Science Award

IAEA Top News - 9 February, 2017 - 08:45

Two African students who had benefited from IAEA support have received a Young Scientist of the Year award.

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Kazakhstan Recognizes IAEA's Role in Peace and Development

IAEA Top News - 8 February, 2017 - 14:45

In recognition of the strong relationship between Kazakhstan and the IAEA, Ambassador Kairat Sarybay of Kazakhstan, on behalf of President Nazarbayev, presented IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano with a medal on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in Vienna today.

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