IAEA Launches Initiative to Advance Tech Breakthroughs in Nuclear Decommissioning

The IAEA has launched a global initiative aimed at boosting the role of new and emerging technologies in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities, as the industry seeks to streamline the process with the more than two-hundred nuclear power reactors shut down for decommissioning and several of the world’s 438 operating ones expected to phase out over the coming decades. Visit IAEA here

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Tailored Approaches Key to Optimizing Occupational Radiation Protection

There is an increasing awareness of the need to protect people exposed to radiation in the course of their work. Methods and approaches must be tailored towards broader workforce requirements as the use of radiation and nuclear technologies grows across a range of sectors, experts agreed at the third International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection  that took place in Geneva last week.Visit IAEA here

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Update 101 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

A second back-up power line to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has been restored, enabling the operator to keep one line in reserve while the other provides the plant with the external electricity it needs for reactor cooling and other essential safety functions during shutdown, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) learnt at the site today.Visit IAEA here

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Update 98 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that a back-up power line between the country’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and a nearby thermal power station was deliberately disconnected today in order to extinguish a fire, but the line itself was not damaged. The ZNPP continues to receive the electricity it needs for safety from its sole operating reactor.Visit IAEA here

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Update 95 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today that the country’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) continued to have access to off-site electrical power for cooling and other safety functions and that one of its reactor units had been reconnected to the national grid, a day after the plant temporarily lost connection to a vital power line, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.Visit IAEA here

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Update 94 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the country’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) today temporarily lost connection to its last remaining operational 750 kilovolt (kV) external power line, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said, further underlining the urgent need for an IAEA expert mission to travel to the facility.Visit IAEA here

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Update 93 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that renewed shelling in recent days caused additional damage in the area of the country’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), once again highlighting the serious nuclear safety and security risks facing the facility and underlining the urgent need for an IAEA expert mission to go there, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.Visit IAEA here

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SMR Platform: New Web Portal Facilitates Technical Support

Countries looking to accelerate SMR deployment with the help of the IAEA’s Platform on Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and their Applications—launched one year ago to provide support on all aspects of SMR development, deployment, licensing and oversight—can take their first step through a new online portal to access all IAEA services as well as the latest information related to this emerging nuclear power technology.Visit IAEA here

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