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  • Blog Post: IAEA's Initial Feedback On Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP Is Positive

    An inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has told the Tokyo Electric Power Company to update its emergency manual at its idled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant to reflect changes that have come about as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi accident of 2011. Otherwise, its initial...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Approves Of LEU Reserve Agreement With Kazakhstan

    The U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency said its Board of Governors has approved an agreement with Kazakhstan for the establishment of a nuclear fuel Low Enriched Uranium Bank, which will maintain a reserve of LEU “as an assurance supply mechanism for Member States in case they cannot...
  • Blog Post: A Nuclear Power Plant In Political Crosshairs In Crimea

    While Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 remains a matter of international dispute, the United Nation’s nuclear power watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has declared that the nuclear power plant on the peninsula is Ukrainian. On the ground, Ukraine has jurisdiction of...
  • Blog Post: TEPCO Preps Damaged Building For Cover Removal; IAEA Report Cites Improvements

    Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan began preliminary steps to removing the cover from the No. 1 reactor building Friday, a day after the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency released its third report concerning a visit to the plant early in the year....
  • Blog Post: Talks On Jaitapur NPP in India -- Potentially The World's Largest -- On Modi-Hollande Agenda

    Restarting progress on the Jaitapur nuclear power plant in India will be high on the list of discussion points between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande, according to media reports. Modi's first trip to Europe as prime minister includes a stop in France...
  • Blog Post: TEPCO Reports Water Leakage Four Years After Tohoku

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company reported Tuesday that 750 tons of contaminated rainwater may have leached into the ground around a water tank holding area at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but that the water was unlikely to reach the ocean. On the four-year anniversary of Tohoku or...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Update With IAEA Video Clip

    United Nations inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency released preliminary findings from its latest inspection of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant this week, the same week, near the anniversary of the March 2011 disaster, that Japan was hit with a significant earthquake...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Team At Fukushima Daiichi To Focus On Toxic Water

    The head of a United Nations team inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in eastern Japan said that the issue of toxic water build up at the crippled plant was a top concern for TEPCO's decommissioning and cleanup effort. Juan Carlos Lentijo said that TEPCO (the Tokyo Electric Power...
  • Blog Post: Details Vague, But Obama Declares Nuclear Breakthrough With India

    U.S. President Barack Obama said that “full implementation” of the 2008 nuclear power agreement between India and the United States was now within reach, his announcement marking a key achievement in his weekend trip to the subcontinent and meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After...
  • Blog Post: India To Have All Civilian Reactors Under IAEA Safeguards

    A government source in India said two more nuclear facilities, Narora Atomic Power Station Units 1 and 2 in north-central India, would be under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards soon to pave the way for much needed imports of uranium fuel. The step would complete the process of placing...
  • Blog Post: Outgoing Director General Sees Challenges And Opportunities For IAEA

    IAEA Helps Ensure Development and Security - Larger Investment Needed - By April Murelio - Tremendous challenges and opportunites lie ahead for the world´s top nuclear organization, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said today in his opening address to the Agency´s week-long General...
  • Blog Post: French Prime Minister Calls for International Emergency Task Force, More Oversight of Nuclear Plants

    On Monday French Prime Minister Francois Fillon implored the international community to create a “rapid intervention system” backed with equipment and expertise to react to severe nuclear accidents anywhere in the world. While speaking at a nuclear plant in France, he also called for an international...
  • Blog Post: IAEA: Innovating For The Future

    INPRO Fosters Sustainable Global Nuclear Energy Development - By Linton Levy - Looking decades ahead, the Steering Committee of the IAEA´s International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO) met in Vienna at the Agency headquarters this week to approve a two-year...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Director: Economic Crisis Will Not Change Nuclear Power Industry Drivers

    The expansion of energy demand, the need of improving energy security, the requirement of environment protection not changed - By Linton Levy - According to Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yury Sokolov the economic crisis would not change the driver for...
  • Blog Post: IAEA: Dynamics Of Fuelling Research Reactors

    Experts Meet to Discuss Research Reactor Fuel Management - By Misha Kidambi, IAEA Division of Public Information - At a time when many Member States are looking at nuclear energy as an option to meet growing energy demands, research reactors - vital components for a number of nuclear technologies...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Nuclear Information Database Available For Free On The Web

    INIS is the world’s leading database on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology - By Mark McFadden - The IAEA is making its International Nuclear Information System (INIS) available for free to Internet users around the world. INIS is the world’s leading database on the...
  • Blog Post: New Uranium Production Cycle Assessment Service Debuts

    International Experts Conclude IAEA Peer Review of the Brazil Uranium Production Site - Edited by Linton Levy - A new IAEA service for the promotion of best practices and safety in the uranium production cycle, the Uranium Production Site Appraisal Team (UPSAT), was first used to review the uranium...
  • Blog Post: IAEA's Role In Verifying Non-Proliferation And Facilitating Peaceful Nuclear Technologies

    The 190 States that are party to the NPT aim to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, foster nuclear energy´s peaceful uses and speed nuclear disarmament. Under the Treaty, the IAEA is mandated to verify that nuclear materials and technologies are not used to make nuclear weapons, as well as to...
  • Blog Post: First Nuclear Power Plant Site Selected By Egypt

    Egypt will open bid proposals for the plant's construction at the end of the year. - Edited By Chris Reed - The Egyptian president announced plans Wednesday to start building the country's first nuclear power plant at a site on the Mediterranean coast, ending a year of controversy over...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Forecasts India Becoming A Major Nuclear Manufacturing Player

    India could become major contributor to global construction expertise - By Stephen Heiser - Acording to a report in the Hindu Bus in iness Line, the global nuclear renaissance could potentially see a big chunk of new equipment manufacturing capabilities shifting eastwards. Globally, a shortage of...
  • Blog Post: UN's IAEA Will Review Canada's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) last week welcomed a 20-member team of experts from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) member states, who will conduct a peer review of Canada's nuclear regulatory regime. During the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to Canada...
  • Blog Post: World Nuclear University Gets Ready For 2010 Summer Course

    Each year the Institute selects approximately 100 WNU Fellows from some 35 countries - By April Murelio - The World Nuclear University (WNU) has announced that it has begun accepting applications for the 6th Annual WNU Summer Institute in 2010. Next year´s session at the University of...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Forum Explores Energy For Development

    New institution would provide consolidated figures on world energy use - By April Murelio - The nexus of energy, sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts is the theme of a Scientific Forum that gathered in Vienna. It is an opportunity to discuss challenges in assuring universal access...
  • Blog Post: NNSA Hosts 26 Nations for Nuclear Emergency Response Training

    This workshop is part of NNSA’s broader effort to build and enhance the global capacity to prevent and respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies, and it directly supports the aims of Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism - By April Muurelio - The National Nuclear Security Administration...
  • Blog Post: IAEA: Future Of Fusion Energy

    IAEA Promotes International Cooperation in Nuclear Fusion Research - By Chrisrtopher Smith - The International Fusion Research Council (IFRC) advises the IAEA Director General on matters relating to nuclear fusion. It last met in Vienna, Austria, on 14 October 2009. Fusion, a form of nuclear...