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UN Chief Welcomes JCPOA Second Adversary

New York (ABC Live): JCPOA : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the second anniversary of the day when Iran was confirmed to have taken a series of nuclear-related actions under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015. “This marks another significant milestone” in the historic agreement, said UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric in a statement, noting that the Joint …

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IAEA Hails US Nuclear Power Plants Long-Term Operation

Vienna (ABC Live): Nuclear Power Plants Long-Term Operation :The last couple of decades have witnessed increased interest in the extension of the operating life of nuclear power plants. Extending the life of a plant is more economical than building a new one, and where it makes business sense, many plant operators in the United States are seeking licence renewals. This …

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Know Why Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project was Delayed

New Delhi (ABC Live): Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project : The installed capacity of nuclear power plants in India was 6,780 MW as on March 2017. As per Draft Electricity Plan released (December 2016) by Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power, Government of India (GoI), nuclear power projects capacity would be enhanced by 2,800 MW during 2017-2022 and by another 4,800 …

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Know the UK Model for Managing Nuclear Energy Risks

Vienna (ABC Live):Managing Nuclear Energy Risks : Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) have long lifetimes and low running costs, but they require high up-front capital expenses and a long planning and construction time. This means the economics of NPPs are sensitive to the cost of financing and overruns, and project delays can be costly. Successful financing is a major challenge and …

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Finland Onkalo Repository Takes Lead in Spent Nuclear Fuel

Vienna (ABC Live): Finland Onkalo Repository ; Countries operating nuclear power plants store their spent nuclear fuel either at reactor sites or away from them. Spent fuel can be dangerous to people and the environment if not properly managed; therefore, a publicly acceptable, permanent solution for its disposal is needed. While a number of countries are considering deep geological disposal …

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Know the IAEA Agenda Year 2018

Vienna (ABC Live): IAEA Agenda Year 2018  : What’s ahead for the IAEA and the global nuclear agenda in 2018? Here is a preview of selected meetings and events: February Through its programme to fight cancer, the IAEA will join in marking World Cancer Day on 4 February. March The IAEA Board’s meeting will open on 5 March in Vienna. May The 6th Joint Convention Review …

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Microplastics Affect on Marine Organisms: New IAEA Research

Vienna (ABC Live): Marine Organisms : As many as 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 250 000 tons are floating in the oceans, according to recent estimates. This presents a serious environmental challenge: pollutants already dissolved in seawater can be attached to these plastic fragments, which marine organisms can ingest. The IAEA earlier this autumn initiated an international research project to …

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Malaysia Farmers to Grow Stevia in Gamma Greenhouse

Bangi, Malaysia  (ABC Live):  gamma greenhouse : Farmers in impoverished communities in East Malaysia will be able to grow a cash crop starting next year – thanks to nuclear science supported The gamma greenhouse Stevia, a natural sugar substitute, is native to South America and would not survive in Malaysia’s tropical climate. Researchers at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency have used irradiation …

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IAEA Identifies Challenges in Radiation Protection in Medicine

Vienna (ABC Live): Radiation Protection : More training, more awareness and more effective implementation of regulations are needed to better protect patients and health professionals from undue radiation exposure related to medical procedures, participants in an IAEA conference held last week concluded. The almost 550 participants in the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice widely agreed that …

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Nuclear Technology to Control Mosquitoes

Vienna (ABC Live): Control Mosquitoes : After its success in controlling a devastating fruit fly with nuclear technology, Argentina is gearing up to fight a new enemy: mosquitoes that transmit Zika, in addition to dengue and chikungunya. The method applied in both cases is the sterile insect technique (SIT), an insect birth control method that uses irradiation to sterilize and release insects …

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