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 […]

Nuclear power to grow at a slower rate to 2030

Nuclear energy up to 2030 will grow at a rate slower than estimated a year ago. That’s the latest projection from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which said the world’s installed nuclear capacity is expected to grow from 370GW right now to 456GWe in 2030, a 9% reduction from the level predicted in 2011. […]

UN nuclear experts land in Japan

Japan has called on the UN to review tests carried out to prove the safety of its nuclear reactors. A team of ten experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today began assessing the review of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), Japan’s nuclear watchdog. This follows the approval of the Nuclear Safety […]

International nuclear team surveys UK safety

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has visited the UK’s nuclear facilities to assess their civil nuclear security arrangements. The visit fulfils a UK pledge to curry favour with the President Obama-led Nuclear Security Summit in Washington last year. The International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission team went to the Sellafield plant […]

IAEA team revisit Fukushima

The International Atomic Energy Agency is in Japan to help devise a clean-up plan to prevent further radiation contamination, following the nuclear accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in March of this year. The mission, requested by the Japanese Government, is made up of 12 international experts from several countries and IAEA experts who […]

International nuclear group sets up new action team

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has formed a nuclear action team to follow up on the lessons learned after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan earlier this year. The Nuclear Safety Action Team will be responsible for putting in place a 12-point action plan. This includes plans to improve nuclear safety, emergency response […]

UK gives £4m to nuclear security fund

The government will contribute £4m to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Security Fund for the years 2011-2013. The funding was unveiled at the IAEA’s Board of Governors meeting this week in Vienna and will go towards support work to enhance global nuclear security. Meanwhile, the government has published the Global Threat Reduction Programme annual […]