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IAEA team evaluates nuclear security in Belgium
25 June, 2019
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IAEA expresses concern over Iran tensions
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) director general Yukiya Amano told an IAEA board meeting on 10 June that he was concerned about rising tensions over Iran's...

Serious nuclear safety violation under investigation in South Korea
Friday, May 24, 2019 by South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said on 20 May that it will expand its special investigation into the manual shutdown of the Hanbit 1 reactor earlier...

Russia’s Atomexpo to focus on sustainable development
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Russia’s 11th International Forum Atomexpo, which takes place in the southern city of Sochi on 15–16 April will be dedicated to the contribution advanced nuclear technologies make to...

US to fund four companies to produce Mo-99 without use of HEU
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) said on 20 February that it had completed its evaluation of applications submitted in response to...

USA ramps up sanctions on Iran
Monday, November 05, 2018 by The US administration on 2 November announced the reimposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This is...

IAEA launches training course on cyber-attack protection
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has introduced a new international training course on protecting nuclear facilities from cyberattacks.

The USA pulls out of Iran nuclear deal
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by US President Donald Trump announced on 8 May that Washington will pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, negotiated by six major powers in 2015, and...

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...

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