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Early warning system for natural hazards launched by IAEA

Early warning system for natural hazards launched by IAEA

The External Events Notification System seeks to alert nuclear installations to natural hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions and floods. It was unveiled at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2022


IAEA increases projection of nuclear power growth

IAEA increases projection of nuclear power growth

International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity. He also said he hopes to continue detailed talks with Ukraine and Russia about a safety and security zone around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. He was speaking at the start of the IAEA's general conference in Vienna.

Regulation & Safety 26 September 2022


Grossi holds Zaporizhzhia safety zone talks with Ukraine and Russia

Grossi holds Zaporizhzhia safety zone talks with Ukraine and Russia

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said that his separate talks with the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, indicate there is a "solid basis" for believing that a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant can be established.

Regulation & Safety 22 September 2022


IAEA initiative on innovative technologies in decommissioning

IAEA initiative on innovative technologies in decommissioning

The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched a global initiative aimed at boosting the role of new and emerging technologies in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Waste & Recycling 21 September 2022


Shelling near South Ukraine nuclear plant prompts fresh IAEA warning

Shelling near South Ukraine nuclear plant prompts fresh IAEA warning

Shelling which caused an explosion 300 metres from reactors at the South Ukraine nuclear power plant "all too clearly demonstrates the dangers at other nuclear facilities in the country", said International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi as he steps up efforts to implement a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia plant.

Regulation & Safety 20 September 2022


IAEA assesses Romania's SMR site selection process

IAEA assesses Romania's SMR site selection process

The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted its first ever Site and External Events Design mission to look into site selection for a small modular reactor. The three-day mission to Romania was conducted last month at the request of Nuclearelectrica.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2022


IAEA board calls for Russia to hand over control of Zaporizhzhia

IAEA board calls for Russia to hand over control of Zaporizhzhia

The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency adopted the resolution, which calls on Russia to "cease all actions against, and at, Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant", in a vote, with 26 in favour, seven abstentions and two voting against.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2022


Argentina regulator’s commitment to nuclear safety praised by IAEA

Argentina regulator’s commitment to nuclear safety praised by IAEA

A 13-day International Atomic Energy Agency mission to Argentina concluded that the Nuclear Regulatory Authority "demonstrated a long-standing commitment to enhancing and promoting nuclear safety", and also recommended areas for improvements.

Regulation & Safety 15 September 2022


Oskarshamn 3 completes IAEA review of long-term operation

Oskarshamn 3 completes IAEA review of long-term operation

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 3 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in southern Sweden. The team assessed the strategy and key elements for the safe long-term operation of the unit based on IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2022


IAEA finds operational safety enhanced at UAE plant

IAEA finds operational safety enhanced at UAE plant

The operator of the UAE's Barakah nuclear power plant has strengthened operational safety by fully addressing the findings of an initial safety review mission five years ago, an International Atomic Energy Agency review has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 12 September 2022