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Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

Robot developed to assist verification of used fuel

A floating autonomous robot could soon play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuel around the world. The Robotised Cherenkov Viewing Device has been created through a collaboration between Australian national science agency CSIRO's data and digital specialist arm Data61, Hungarian robotics company Datastart and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 24 January 2023


IAEA's Grossi and the Pope discuss nuclear issues

IAEA's Grossi and the Pope discuss nuclear issues

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said there had been progress on a safety zone at Zaporizhzhia, but added that the "negotiating table has got bigger", with military officials involved. He gave the update in an interview after an audience with Pope Francis in which the two spoke about the peaceful uses of nuclear technology, as well as non-proliferation.

Regulation & Safety 13 January 2023


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Construction of US radioisotope facility complete

Construction of US radioisotope facility complete

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes' facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been built with financial and technical support from the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. It will produce molybdenum-99 without using highly enriched uranium.

Corporate 30 November 2022


IAEA experts assess damage to Kharkiv nuclear research facility

IAEA experts assess damage to Kharkiv nuclear research facility

The Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology has been heavily damaged by shelling during the Ukraine war but with "no indication of radiological release or diversion of declared nuclear material", International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors concluded.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2022


Ukraine invites IAEA inspectors to verify nuclear materials

Ukraine invites IAEA inspectors to verify nuclear materials

The International Atomic Energy Agency is sending inspectors to two locations in Ukraine to carry out a safeguards check that there are no undeclared nuclear activities and material. The checks are to take place at the request of Ukraine as it rejects allegations made by Russia.

Regulation & Safety 25 October 2022


New IAEA peer review for management of disused sources

New IAEA peer review for management of disused sources

A new peer review service has been launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to support countries faced with limited resources and capacities for the management of disused sealed radioactive sources.

Waste & Recycling 04 October 2022


Final Japanese research reactor to convert to LEU

Final Japanese research reactor to convert to LEU

Japan's last high-enriched uranium-fuelled research reactor is to be converted to low-enriched uranium fuel under a new agreement between the US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
 

Regulation & Safety 29 September 2022


Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Also in this edition, Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, outlines its ambitions to "solve" the nuclear waste disposal issue.

Perspectives 01 September 2022


NPT 'remains vital', fresh push on sharing nuclear tech for peaceful uses

NPT 'remains vital', fresh push on sharing nuclear tech for peaceful uses

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has expressed his disappointment at the inability of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to reach consensus but welcomed the fact that the conference recognised the NPT as the "cornerstone" of the global disarmament and non-proliferation regime. Meanwhile more than 30 countries are establishing a Sustained Dialogue on expanding access to peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2022


Global nuclear industry states its support of the NPT

Global nuclear industry states its support of the NPT

Twenty national and international nuclear industry associations have issued a joint statement in support of the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty and are calling on signatories to the treaty to support the transfer of nuclear technology for peaceful uses among those meeting their commitments under it.

Nuclear Policies 12 August 2022