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Operational safety improves at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Regulation and Safety

09 August 2017

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Tepco)_48Tokyo Electric Power Company has addressed many of the recommendations made following a 2015 assessment of operational safety at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant by the International Atomic Energy Agency. However, the IAEA says work should continue in some areas.

Japanese marine sampling data reliable, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

02 August 2017

Fukushima marine sediment sampling - 48Analyses by Japanese laboratories of seawater, marine sediment and fish samples taken from near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant produce reliable data, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The agency compared the results obtained from seven Japanese labs with those from three labs outside Japan.

IAEA completes external hazards review for Turkey

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Turkey, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant at Akkuyu in Mersin Province. The first of four 1200 MWe Russian VVER units is scheduled to receive its operational licence in 2023.

Nuclear capacity could more than double by 2050, says IAEA

Nuclear Policies

08 August 2017

The long-term potential of nuclear power remains high, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest high case projection, which sees global nuclear generating capacity increasing 123% by 2050 compared with its current level.

IAEA celebrates 60th anniversary

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency celebrated its 60th anniversary on 29 July, the date in 1957 when it formally came into existence after 26 countries ratified its Statute. The Vienna-based agency now has 168 Member States.

Greater transparency for nuclear safety convention

Regulation and Safety

24 July 2017

R_Jammal_7th_CNS_Review_2017_(IAEA)-48All contracting parties to the international Convention on Nuclear Safety have now made their national reports on the implementation of their obligations publicly available, the first time this has happened since the convention was established in 1996.