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IAEA loses safeguards connections with Zaporizhzhya NPP and Chernobyl
01 July, 2022
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again lost the...
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IAEA Director General stresses need to visit Zaporizhzhya NPP
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is increasingly concerned about the difficult conditions facing staff at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (ZNPP) and it must...

IAEA reports increased in-field nuclear verification
Friday, June 17, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has conducted more than 3,000 in-field verification activities and spent more than 14,500 days in the field in 2021, according to...

IAEA’s Grossi insists on visiting Zaporizhzhya NPP
Monday, June 13, 2022 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has repeated his demand that IAEA inspectors must go to Zaporizhzhya NPP in Ukraine as soon as possible.

Plans to restart Japan’s first BWR approved
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 by Japan’s Shimane Prefecture has approved a plan to restart unit 2 at Chugoku Electric Power Co.'s Shimane NPP in the prefectural capital of Matsue. The company is seeking to restart...

Japanese court orders Hokkaido Electric not to restart Tomari NPP
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 by Japan’s Sapporo District Court has ordered that the reactors at the Tomari NPP should remain offline. Hokkaido Electric had been hoping to restart the plant, as surging fuel costs...

Norway and Russia suspend co-operation on nuclear safety
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 by During a recent meeting of the Norwegian-Russian Commission on Nuclear Safety it was decided that Norway will put funding for cooperation with Russia on hold. Norway has frozen...

IAEA continues to press for access to Zaporizhzhya NPP
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 3 June he is continuing his efforts to organise an IAEA mission to Ukraine’s largest...

IAEA completes support mission at Chernobyl
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded a mission on 3 June to Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP and the surrounding Exclusion Zone (EZ) after carrying out planned nuclear...

Zimbabwe makes progress in meeting radiation safety standards
Thursday, June 02, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team found that Zimbabwe has made considerable improvements in its national legal and...

IAEA says Cyprus committed to safe management of radwaste
Thursday, June 02, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team said Cyprus...

Chernobyl wildfires pose no radioactive threat
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 by Ukraine told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 19 May that new wildfires in the area near the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) did not pose a radioactive threat...

IAEA plans more missions to Chernobyl
Friday, May 20, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to send its next nuclear safety, security and safeguards mission to Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP in the coming weeks, Director...

IAEA says monitoring restored at Chernobyl
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about continuing operational challenges at the Chernobyl NPP following the Russian occupation of the site between...

IAEA supports nuclear law education at six universities
Friday, May 06, 2022 by Hundreds of aspiring professionals will benefit from programmes on nuclear law supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Inna Pletukhina from IAEA’s Office of...

US NRC awards academic grants for nuclear science and engineering
Friday, May 06, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on 4 May that it had awarded 25 grants to 20 academic institutions, including two minority-serving institutions, in 20 US...

Grossi holds talks with Rosatom in Turkey
Thursday, May 05, 2022 by The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, on 4 May met with Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russian state nuclear...

Russia refutes CNN report about Chernobyl
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 by On 28 April, Russia sent the IAEA a refutation of disinformation about the irradiation of soldiers at the Chernobyl NPP. The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to...

Zaporozhye NPP operating normally according to AFP
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by Nearly two months after it was seized by Russian forces, there are few signs of the fighting at the Zaporozhye NPP, AFP reported following a press tour to the plant organised by...

IAEA Director General returns from Ukraine; report issued
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, on 28 April, returning from Ukraine, briefed journalists on his visit to the...

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