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IAEA bolsters support for nuclear law education

IAEA bolsters support for nuclear law education

Six countries have entered into a partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency to increase education and professional development opportunities for students and aspiring professionals in international and national nuclear law. IAEA-supported programmes on nuclear law will be held at universities in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and the UAE.

Regulation & Safety 05 May 2022


Hinkley Point C welding training centre opens

Hinkley Point C welding training centre opens

UK Energy Minister Greg Hands has opened one of three new training centres to support the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset. Together with existing facilities and investment into education and skills, the centres will be ready to help local people join the additional 4000 workers needed for the next phase of the plant's construction.

New Nuclear 03 May 2022


Second staff rotation at Chernobyl

Second staff rotation at Chernobyl

The first staff rotation at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant in three weeks and only the second since late February when Russian forces seized the site has been carried out. The workers were transported by boat as the plant remains inaccessible by road.

Regulation & Safety 11 April 2022


US, European nuclear workers condemn hostilities and misinformation

US, European nuclear workers condemn hostilities and misinformation

In a joint statement, the European Nuclear Society and the American Nuclear Society call for an end to further hostilities at any nuclear energy facilities in Ukraine and "denounce misinformation spread by any party regarding the safety status of nuclear facilities".

Regulation & Safety 05 April 2022


Ukraine says Russian forces have left Chernobyl

Ukraine says Russian forces have left Chernobyl

Latest updates, 1 April:
• Ukraine says Russian forces, who took control of Chernobyl on 24 February, have left and handed it back to Ukraine
• IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi holds talks in Kaliningrad with Russian officials about nuclear safety in Ukraine
• He says he will head an IAEA "assistance and support mission" mission to Chernobyl "as soon as possible"
• Director general says the IAEA has agreed a safety framework, agreed separately with Ukraine and with Russia
• The World Association of Nuclear Operators has transferred Ukraine’s nuclear operator Energoatom from its Moscow to its Paris centre

Regulation & Safety 01 April 2022


Grossi tells Ukraine nuclear workers: We’re here to support you

Grossi tells Ukraine nuclear workers: We’re here to support you

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency has said during a visit to the South Ukraine nuclear power plant that "nothing that happens here will be unnoticed, because the IAEA will be here to support you and say whenever there is a problem".

Regulation & Safety 30 March 2022


Fresh concerns over staffing at Chernobyl

Fresh concerns over staffing at Chernobyl

The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that the staff who volunteered to replace the workers who had been on-site for 25 days, have now themselves been there for nearly a week.

Regulation & Safety 28 March 2022


First Chernobyl staff rotate, after 25 days

First Chernobyl staff rotate, after 25 days

About half of the staff who were on shift on the day Russian forces took control of the Chernobyl site on 24 February, have been able to return home, Ukraine's nuclear regulator has told the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 21 March 2022


Reflections: From the first Strategic Leadership Academy's fellows

Reflections: From the first Strategic Leadership Academy's fellows

In July 2021, World Nuclear University launched a two-week virtual course, the Strategic Leadership Academy, designed to equip the next generation of nuclear leaders with the technical knowledge and leadership skills to prepare nuclear power plants for long-term operation. Now, a few months on, some of those who took part look back at what they learned.

Perspectives 17 March 2022


USA to assist Estonia in nuclear capacity building

USA to assist Estonia in nuclear capacity building

The USA and Estonia have agreed to cooperate under the US Department of State's Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology capacity-building programme.

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2022