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Preview of IAEA Side Events at Next Week's NPT Preparatory Committee Meeting

IAEA Top News - 7 hours 7 min ago

Every five years, States party to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) meet to review its implementation.

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Experts Make Recommendations to IAEA on Sustainable and Safe Operation of Research Reactors

IAEA Top News - 26 April, 2017 - 13:30

The IAEA is playing an important role in supporting the sustainable and safe operation of research reactors, and should continue to assist countries embarking on new research reactor projects and facilitating access to facilities for countries that do not have research reactors themselves

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ICARST 2017: Applying Radiation Science and Technology in Everyday Life

IAEA Top News - 25 April, 2017 - 11:30

Sterilizing human tissue for use in surgery, tackling industrial pollution and producing high-quality biodegradable food packaging are among the innovative applications of radiation technology presented at the IAEA's first International Conference on the Application of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST) this week.

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Radioactive Waste Management: Workshop Highlights Flexibility of IAEA's ARTEMIS Review

IAEA Top News - 24 April, 2017 - 12:30

The IAEA's integrated review service in the areas of radioactive waste and spent fuel management, decommissioning and environmental remediation can be flexibly tailored to meet the needs of Member States, participants heard at a workshop in Vienna this month.

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Enhancing Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Security in Africa

IAEA Top News - 21 April, 2017 - 11:15

Strengthening national regulatory frameworks for nuclear security against threats from malicious acts involving nuclear or other radioactive material in Africa is the main objective of a comprehensive IAEA project on 'Enhancing National Regulatory Frameworks for Nuclear Security in African States' launched at a regional workshop in Rabat, Morocco this month.

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Canada Pursues More Eco-friendly Food Packaging from Irradiated Nanofibres

IAEA Top News - 19 April, 2017 - 11:30

Across the globe, discarded food packaging is polluting public spaces and pushing already overloaded landfills to the brink.

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New Web-Based System Streamlines Safeguards Information Exchange With IAEA

IAEA Top News - 13 April, 2017 - 15:45

Next month, the IAEA will launch a new web-based system streamlining the submission of safeguards declarations by States.

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Chile Stays Ahead in the Race for Scarce Minerals With Radiation Technology

IAEA Top News - 12 April, 2017 - 14:00

Competition is heating up in the multibillion dollar global race for high-grade minerals and metals as known resources grow scarce and demand increases for their use in all kinds of everyday products, from mobile phones to pots and pans. For countries like Chile, radiation technology is key to keeping a competitive edge.

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IAEA and China Sign Transit Agreement for LEU Bank

IAEA Top News - 10 April, 2017 - 10:00

IAEA Director General and Wang Yiren, Acting Chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), signed a transit agreement last week for the transport of low enriched uranium (LEU) in support of the IAEA LEU Bank.

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CNS: Review Meeting Identifies Ideas to Improve Nuclear Safety

IAEA Top News - 7 April, 2017 - 14:15

Contracting Parties highlighted the importance of sustaining and enhancing a nuclear safety culture, maintaining effective legal frameworks, and enforcing safety precautions within the supply chain following a two-week review of nuclear power plant safety.

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IAEA and WANO Strengthen Cooperation to Increase Nuclear Safety

IAEA Top News - 6 April, 2017 - 15:15

The IAEA and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) can maximize safety benefits, increase efficiency and avoid conflicint advice by increasing cooperation on safety peer review services they offer to nuclear operators, said several delegates at this week’s 7th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties of the Convention on Nuclear Safety.

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Nicaraguan Experts Fight Cancer in Women and Children, with Support from the IAEA

IAEA Top News - 6 April, 2017 - 13:00

Nicaraguan officials have taken a leap forward in fighting cervical, breast and paediatric cancer with the help of the IAEA.

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Boosting Quality While Saving Costs: Morocco Beefs Up its Industry with Radiation Technology

IAEA Top News - 4 April, 2017 - 12:00

Small, nearly invisible cracks are no longer the costly threat they once were for Moroccan industrial operators. Equipped with highly sensitive and precise radiation technology, operators are now uncovering flaws before they compromise production and industrial processes — which has helped to boost production quality and save millions of dollars in maintenance and repair costs.

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Culture Meets Nuclear in Brazil: Conference on Technical Cooperation

IAEA Top News - 30 March, 2017 - 11:15

Art conservationists and nuclear scientists may make an unlikely team, but in Brazil these specialists have joined forces to harness nuclear technology to preserve more than 20 000 cultural artefacts.

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Call for Papers: Synopses for International Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities Due 15 May

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

Interested participants have until May 15 to submit a synopsis to present at the IAEA International Conference on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities to be held in Vienna, Austria, from 13 to 17 November 2017.

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Minimize Human Induced External Events at Nuclear Facilities: New IAEA Safety Reports Available

IAEA Top News - 28 March, 2017 - 15:30

Prevention and containment of accidents caused by aircraft, large industrial fires and other human outside nuclear power plants are the focus of two new IAEA Safety Reports issued today.

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Strengthening Global Nuclear Safety: CNS Review Meeting Convenes

IAEA Top News - 27 March, 2017 - 12:15

Significant progress has been made in strengthening nuclear safety across the world, delegates at the Seventh Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) heard today.

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India to Extend Cooperation With IAEA, Providing Training Opportunities

IAEA Top News - 24 March, 2017 - 17:00

Nuclear professionals from across Asia will benefit from extended cooperation agreed on by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Sekhar Basu, Chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission last week.

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Nuclear Safety: Officials Convene to Promote Global Good Practices

IAEA Top News - 24 March, 2017 - 15:30

More than 900 representatives including officials from most of the world’s nuclear power plant countries will convene at IAEA headquarters in Vienna next week to peer review one another's work in enhancing nuclear safety.

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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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