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  • 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's Amano Addresses 43rd Annual Conference Of Japan Atomic Industrial Forum

    For more than 50 years, the Forum has successfully promoted the peaceful, safe and efficient use of nuclear power in Japan, helping to make this country one of the most advanced users of nuclear technology in the world - by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano - Mr. Takashi Imai, President of the...
  • 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: A Common Approach To Nuclear Waste

    IAEA Workshop Looks at Regulatory Needs for Waste Disposal Solutions - By Linton Levy - Whether of the extremely radioactive high-level, long-lived kind or the short-lived, low-level type, the issue of nuclear waste and methods of its disposal remain one of the most pressing problems facing the nuclear...
  • Blog Post: ElBaradei Speech At International Conference On Peaceful Uses Of Nuclear Energy

    Mohamed ElBaradei , Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Speech to delegates - Edited by Stephen Heiser - It is always a great pleasure to visit India. I am especially honoured to speak at this International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, part of the...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Annual Report Notes Strong Safety Performance

    Report also says retirement of nuclear power plant staff remains a "difficulty" - By Thomas Cheplick - On July 16th, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its latest review of nuclear safety around the world and found that nuclear power plants are continuing "to...
  • Blog Post: China Stands Firm On Nuclear Safety

    China is also ready in this regard to enhance cooperation with IAEA and its member states - By Mark McFadden - The Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office at Vienna, Hu Xiaodi gave a speech in the Board Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held in Vienna...
  • Blog Post: First International Nuclear Safety Meeting Held Since Japan Reactor Crisis

    Representatives from the 72 nations that use civilian nuclear power convened in Vienna Monday in a meeting held once every three years to discuss safety. This year’s 10-day gathering of signators to the Convention on Nuclear Safety takes on particular significance as Japan struggles to regain control...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Raises Nuclear Power Supply Forecast

    - Edited By Chris Reed - Nuclear power is set to play a bigger role in the global energy mix than previously forecast, according to new data discussed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) governing board in Vienna on 14 September. IAEA projections had also risen in the previous two years...
  • Blog Post: International Atomic Energy Agency Forum On Spent Fuel Management

    Experts to Exchange Ideas and Experiences on Management of Spent Fuel at Event - By Giovanni Verlini, IAEA Division of Public Information - Exhaused nuclear fuel removed from almost four hundred nuclear power reactors in operation today is piling up, while an increasing number of countries are...
  • Blog Post: China and International Atomic Energy Agency Sign Agreement On Nuclear Safety

    "China has been enhancing its nuclear safety work and has strictly fulfilled its obligations concerning nuclear non-proliferation while actively participating in international cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation and safety," Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang said. - Edited By Tom Lamar...
  • Blog Post: First International Nuclear Meeting Since Japanese Accident Wraps Up

    On Thursday the International Atomic Energy Agency wrapped up its meeting of signators to the 1996 Convention on Nuclear Safety, and while it was scheduled well in advance of the March 11 earthquake in Japan, the multiple-reactor accident at Fukushima Daiichi weighed heavily on the proceedings. “The...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Report Finds Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant Operated Safely Through Earthquake

    Report also provided to the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) - By Linton Levy - The safe performance of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant during and after the earthquake that hit Japan´s Niigata and Nagano prefectures on 16 July 2007 has been confirmed, according...
  • Blog Post: IAEA: Looking Ahead 2010

    A global mission for peace, safety, security, and sustainable economic growth for all nations will be the driving force of the IAEA during 2010 - By April Murelio - The international Atomic Energy Agency has released a preview of nuclear-related events and other international developments taking...
  • Blog Post: International Atomic Energy Agency Receives 100th Mandate For Strengthened Nuclear Verification Authority

    Chad Latest State to Bring Additional Protocol Into Force in Push for Universal Adherence - By Giovanni Verlini, IAEA Division of Public Information - The Republic of Chad notified the IAEA this month that it completed its requirements for entry into force of the additional protocol, becoming the...
  • Blog Post: IAEA: Prospects And Challenges For Uranium Production

    IAEA projects that nuclear power generating capacity in the medium term will increase to between 511 GW(e) and 807 GW(e) of generating capacity by 2030 - By Stephen Heiser - Uranium mining industry experts and government ministers met during this year´s annual General Conference to discuss...
  • Blog Post: Bloomberg: Uranium-Stockpile Drop May Benefit BHP, Areva, Cameco

    Uranium supply and demand dynamics could favor majors - Edited by Stephen Heiser - According to a report by Bloomberg, Russian and U.S. uranium stocks may supply as little as 5 percent of world needs by 2015, down from 40 percent, spurring demand for metal mined by companies such as BHP Billiton...