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IAEA notes China’s commitment to nuclear security
12 September, 2017
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IAEA nuclear security mission visits Hungary
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) team on 7 July completed a nuclear security mission in Hungary at the...

IAEA to streamline submission of safeguards declarations
Monday, April 17, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in May, plans to launch a new web-based system streamlining the submission of safeguards declarations.

Iran awards nuclear tender to European firms
Sunday, April 02, 2017 Iran has awarded a tender to "enhance nuclear security in Iran" to two European consortia, according to Naser Rastkhah, an engineer and adviser to Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the...

North Korea restarts Yongbyon reactor
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Satellite pictures appear to confirm that North Korea has restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor. "Imagery from 22 January shows a water plume (most probably warm) originating from...

Increased security for Swedish nuclear plants
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) said on 24 January that new licence conditions for Sweden’s NPPs will come into force on 4 February.

IAEA team sees good progress in Sweden
Thursday, October 20, 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) team said Sweden has made good progress over the past five years in its...

IAEA nuclear security school held in Egypt
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 As part of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) efforts to promote awareness of nuclear security, young professionals from 14 countries attended the first...

Amendment to nuclear materials convention enters into force
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 An amendment to the 1987 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials (CPPNM) entered into force on 8 May. The CPPNM was first adopted by states in 2005, but it took...

German NPP has worms
Thursday, April 28, 2016 As it turns out, Germany's Gundremmingen NPP has been found to be infected with remote-access trojans and file-stealing malware. Reuters reports that these included "W32.Ramnit"...

IAEA reviews Malaysian nuclear security
Saturday, April 23, 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA) International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission has completed a two-week review at the request of the Malaysian...

International nuclear security agreement to take effect
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 A nuclear security agreement that will take effect on 8 May is intended to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack on any NPP and make it harder to smuggle nuclear material. The...

Argentina to review nuclear deals with China
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri defended the “peaceful use of nuclear energy” at the global Nuclear Security Summit Washington, DC. “Much can be achieved in the realm of...

IAEA signs off on Iran case
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors on 15 December closed its investigation into whether Iran once had a nuclear weapons programme.

Areva awarded cyber security work in the USA
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 US-based Areva Inc. has been awarded several contracts totaling more than 10 million euros ($11m) to provide cyber security services to several US utilities.

IAEA needs more funds to monitor Iran
Friday, August 28, 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano has asked the agency's Board of Governors for €9.2m ($10.6m) a year in extra funds to cover the...

New modular protection wall
Monday, October 06, 2014 Engineering consultancy Structural Integrity Associates has developed a Modular Wall Barrier System that offers improved protection for nuclear plants and critical...

Nuclear security qualifications launched
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Nnuclear security professionals can formally demonstrate their competence through a new certification programme launched by the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) Academy,...

Hungary becomes HEU-free
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 An international effort has resulted in the successful removal of the all the remaining highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Hungary.

Activists enter Tricastin nuclear site
Monday, July 15, 2013 Up to thirty people have broken in to the site of the Tricastin nuclear power plant in Southern France, the French Nuclear Safey Authority (ASN) said 7:36am on 15 July.

Tender: Upgrading radwaste security, Slovenia (Deadline: 2 August 2013)
Friday, June 28, 2013 Upgrading security of handling equipment and radioactive cargo shipment infrastructure.

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