Russia ‘cutting nuclear plant’s environmental impact’

Russia has used innovative techniques at one of its nuclear power plant to reduce its impact on the environment. That was the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) team of experts, which added the Novovorenezh Nuclear Power Plant has improved safety in recent years. It follows the Operational Safety Review Team’s (OSART) 19-day […]

IAEA to boost nuclear education in Europe and Asia

An agreement has been signed by 12 universities to improve regional co-operation in transferring nuclear knowledge. It aims to bring together universities from six countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It is the fifth regional network launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It aims to collaborate in nuclear education programmes and nuclear […]

Global nuclear capacity ‘to expand at a slow pace’

Global nuclear capacity will continue expanding in the coming decades – but a slow pace. That’s according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It stated the sector has overcome challenges such as low fossil fuel prices, a slower world economy and the legacy of the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan. However, the growth is still […]

Women in nuclear fight for industry gender balance

Women from across the nuclear industry met at a global event to fight for gender balance in the sector this week. They took part in the 23rd Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global Annual Conference in Austria. Women in Nuclear aims to address the industry’s gender balance, improve the representation of women in leadership and to engage with the public […]

Indonesia’s nuclear safety ‘can be improved’

Indonesia’s regulations for nuclear and radiation safety “can be improved”. A team of experts said the current framework “protects public health and safety” and there are a “number of good practices” but gave recommendations on how to strengthen it. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) advised the government to “develop a national policy and strategy for […]

IAEA inspects safety of Japanese nuclear plant

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has completed an operational safety review of a nuclear station in Japan. The Japanese Government asked the IAEA to inspect the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station. In a 14-day review, the Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) noted a series of good practices and made recommendations to reinforce some safety measures […]

$150m nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan

A $150 million (£94.5m) reserve for nuclear fuel is to be built in Kazakhstan. The project has been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which said it is funded by voluntary contributors who have donated the cash to operate it for at least 10 years. The IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank will […]

IAEA 'to help Vietnam develop nuclear power’

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has pledged to support Vietnam in the construction of nuclear power plants in the country. The agency is to send experts to Vietnam to discuss building infrastructure, safety and other issues related to nuclear energy. Yukiya Amano, the IAEA Director General is said to have made the commitment during […]

US and Czech Republic’s joint nuclear centre in Prague

The US has joined forces with the Czech Republic and signed an agreement for a joint civil nuclear co-operation centre in Prague. It will facilitate joint programmes and support regional initiatives in the fields of nuclear energy and security and is part of the nations’ plans in expanding their energy collaboration. The news follows US […]

Poland working on strategies for first nuclear plant

Poland has made “significant progress” in its programme for introducing nuclear power and is developing strategies for procuring the first plant. Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reviewed the country’s nuclear infrastructure development and noted good practices and made recommendations for further actions. In a preliminary report, the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) […]