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Amano highlights Africa's importance to IAEA

Nuclear Policies

19 March 2015

Amano at Wits University, March 2015 (C Brady - IAEA) 80x48Supporting Africa is a "high priority" for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Vienna-based organisation's director general, Yukiya Amano, said yesterday in his opening address at the Nuclear Africa 2015 conference held in Pelindaba, South Africa.

Regulators decide against convention change

Regulation and Safety

11 February 2015

Rafael Mariano Grossi (Dean Calma / IAEA) 72x48Seventy-two countries party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety declared their intention to continuously improve in that area, while a proscriptive proposal to amend the convention did not gain consensus.

Amano wants development recognition

Nuclear Policies

23 January 2015

Amano in Kuala Lumpur, Jan 2015 (C.Brady-IAEA) 79x48The IAEA's mandate could easily be changed to 'Atoms for Peace and Development', said its leader Yukiya Amano in Malaysia. He wants the organisation to be a "unique stakeholder" in global development.

IAEA team sees improvements at Fukushima Daiichi

Regulation and Safety

18 February 2015

IAEA team at Fukushima Daiichi 4 48Significant tasks have been completed in the clean-up and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, an international expert mission has concluded. However, it says many challenging issues remain.

Looking inside Fukushima Daiichi unit 1

Regulation and Safety

10 February 2015

Muon detector installation at unit 1 - 48Tepco hopes to gain a greater understanding of the location of the molten fuel in unit 1 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi with the installation of a muon detection system. A shape-changing robot will also soon be deployed to explore within the unit's reactor.

HEU removal from Kazakh reactor

Regulation and Safety

09 January 2015

International cooperation has seen 36 kg of high-enriched uranium removed from a scientific institute in Kazakhstan and returned to Russia.