Global nuclear watchdog chief dies at 72

Yukiya Amano headed the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency since 2009

New digital hub for nuclear capacity building

It focuses on workforce planning, leadership and training to support countries with operating plants and those considering or developing new programmes

Nuclear reactor review service begins in Nigeria

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer review service to assist countries in developing nuclear research reactor infrastructure. The first review has taken place in Nigeria which is planning to build the country’s second research reactor – it will be used for experiments, development, education and training. The operation of a […]

Governments ‘must remove barriers to nuclear generation’

Nuclear generation is a competitive option to combating climate change effectively but barriers must be removed. That’s the view of Agneta Rising, Director General of the World Nuclear Association (WNA), who believes barriers are preventing nuclear power from making the full contribution that is needed. Speaking at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ministerial Conference […]

UN nuclear watchdog opens uranium bank

The UN nuclear watchdog has opened what is said to be the world’s first uranium bank in Kazakhstan. The $150 million (£116.5m) facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in the eastern city of Ust-Kamenoforsk is designed to reduce nuclear proliferation risks. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which owns and manages the new Low […]

UK joins 130 nations to strengthen nuclear security

The UK has committed to further strengthen global nuclear security with 130 other nations. It has gathered with member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna, where they have pledged to combat illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive material. In a Ministerial Declaration, the […]

Global nuclear capacity to grow to 390GW by 2030

Global nuclear capacity is expected to continue expanding in the coming years. According to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it could reach 390.2GW by 2030. Although growth of nuclear slowed in 2011 since the Fukushima accident, generating capacity is expected to expand between 1.9% and 56% by 2030. However, that’s low compared […]

Asia seen as ‘driver of nuclear energy’

Asia is the driver of nuclear power. That’s the view of Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Speaking at a conference in Manila, Philippines, he said: “There are several member states already operating nuclear power plants and many more aspiring states […]

IAEA ‘can help achieve UN’s sustainable development growth’

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can directly contribute towards achieving 13 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. That includes affordable and green energy, clean water and tackling climate change. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano made the comment at the Symposium on Nuclear Applications for Sustainable Development in Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) Member States […]

EU and IAEA reaffirm nuclear co-operation

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have reaffirmed their co-operation in a range of nuclear activities. Senior officials met in Vienna last month to exchange views on enhancing collaboration in nuclear security, sustainable development and research and innovation. They agreed to strengthen their co-operation on nuclear safety, waste management and decommissioning […]