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Supporting Global Uranium Mining Through Responsible Extraction and Delivery

The increased costs associated with having to dig deeper for ore and growing public concern with mining activities are among the global challenges facing the mining industry. These challenges also affect the extraction of uranium ore, the raw material for nuclear fuel. “As the use of nuclear energy increases, so too will the need for uranium production, conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication. Uranium production will start in several countries with limited nuclear experience and know-how,” said Harikrishnan Tulsidas, scientific officer with the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy. Continue reading

IAEA Releases Director General’s Report on Fukushima Daiichi Accident

The IAEA Director General’s Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Accident, along with five technical volumes on this topic by international experts, have just been publicly released. This publication comes ahead of the Agency’s General Conference in September. The report assesses the causes and consequences of the 11 March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, triggered by a tsunami that followed a massive earthquake. Continue reading

Security Council adopts resolution endorsing Iran nuclear deal

Security Council IranThe Security Council today coalesced around a sweeping resolution that endorsed the 14 July agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, setting out a rigorous monitoring mechanism and timetable for implementation, while paving the way for the lifting of United Nations sanctions against that country. Continue reading

IAEA Director General’s Statement and Road-map for the Clarification of Past & Present Outstanding Issues regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program

IAEA and Iran sign road map document“I have just signed the Road-map between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme. The text has been signed on behalf of Iran by the country’s Vice-President, and President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Continue reading

IAEA monitoring and verification in Iran

Head of IAEA Presents Annual Report to General AssemblyThe IAEA and Iran have agreed to hold a technical meeting in Tehran on 15 April 2015. The IAEA delegation will be headed by Tero Varjoranta, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards. The two sides will discuss the continuation of the implementation of the Framework for Cooperation. For special coverage of IAEA inspection activities Continue reading

Iran silent on queries about its military activities

Gary Quinlan (second from left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs members in his capacity as Chairman of the Council’s 1737 Sanctions Committee on Iran. 05 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 560237Iran had remained silent to inquiries about its ballistic missile launches and an intercepted arms shipment, the Chair of the Security Council Committee charged with monitoring sanctions on that country said today. Chair Gary Quinlan (Australia) provided the Council with an update on the Committee’s activities from 16 July to 5 September, saying he had Continue reading

IAEA Coordinates an International Project to Protect Glaciers

The IAEA is working on projects that involve the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to gather accurate and detailed images and radiological readings for use in risky areas. (Photo: D.Calma/IAEA)When glaciers shrink, a huge store of fresh water can be lost, which millions of people may depend upon for farming, fishing, and navigation; it supports vast ecosystems that will be endangered in drier conditions. Many scientists are concerned about this bleak prospect that threatens livelihoods and in some cases community survival. Continue reading