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The USA pulls out of Iran nuclear deal
09 May, 2018
US President Donald Trump announced on 8 May that Washington will pull out...
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IAEA team assesses Lithuanian nuclear security
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by An International Atomic Energy Agency International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) team of experts on 20 October completed a two-week nuclear security advisory mission...

IAEA praises Germany’s nuclear security
Monday, October 16, 2017 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) team of experts on 6 October completed a nuclear security advisory mission...

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories moves into cyber research
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 25 September that it will establish a new cyber multi-million dollar security research facility at Knowledge Park in Fredericton,...

IAEA notes China’s commitment to nuclear security
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission on 8 September concluded that China maintains strong and sustainable nuclear...

Work continues at Finland’s Hanhikivi-1
Sunday, August 20, 2017 by The second permanent building at Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP site, the security gate building, was completed on 15 August. Hanhikivi-1, a 1,200MWe AES-2006 type VVER pressurised...

IAEA nuclear security mission visits Hungary
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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.

German funds for IAEA labs
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Germany has contributed €1m ($1m) to the modernisation of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA’s) nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria. The IAEA said on...

IAEA team sees good progress in Sweden
Thursday, October 20, 2016 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors on 15 December closed its investigation into whether Iran once had a nuclear weapons programme.

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