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IAEA Issues Radiotherapy New Practice Code Practice

Vienna (ABC Live): Radiotherapy New Practice Code Practice :A new code of practice, published last week, will help guide medical physicists to implement methodologies that can improve the accuracy of radiation doses for cancer patients when smaller fields and more targeted radiation is employed. Such so called ‘small field’ radiation is used to treat smaller tumours in the early stages of …

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Nuclear Energy to Mitigate Climate Change Affects : IAEA

New Delhi (ABC Live): IAEA: Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to strengthen energy security and mitigate the effects of global warming and air pollution, but substantial growth in its use is needed for the world to meet its climate goals, according to an IAEA international conference that concluded in the United Arab Emirates today. The some 700 …

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India Extends Its Training Opportunities to IAEA Members

New Delhi (ABC Live):  IAEA  : Nuclear professionals from across Asia will benefit from extended cooperation agreed on by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Sekhar Basu, Chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission last week. IAEA-nominated experts in advanced nuclear energy, nuclear security, radiological safety, nuclear material characterisation and applications of radioisotopes and radiation technologies will be able to use …

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IAEA Adopts Resolution on Iran Nuclear Programme

New Delhi (ABC Live):The IAEA Board of Governors today considered the Director General’s Final Assessment on Past and Present Outstanding Issues Regarding Iran’s Nuclear Programme and adopted a resolution. In his opening statement, Mr Amano summarized the main findings of his report: “The Agency assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran …

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World Needs 215 000 More Radiotherapy Health Professionals By 2035: IAEA

New Delhi (ABC Live):An estimated 215 000 additional radiotherapy health professionals will be needed by 2035 to meet the growing demand for radiotherapy services as cancer cases continue to increase. Through collaborating with countries worldwide, the IAEA helps to meet this demand as it works to improve access to quality cancer care for patients, particularly in developing countries. “As the …

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IAEA Hosts Conference on Safe and Sustainable Radioactive Waste Management

New Delhi (ABC Live): With 437 nuclear power reactors in operation in 30 countries, a further 70 under construction in 15 States, and thousands of radioactive sources being used worldwide in industry, agriculture medicine and research, the safe and sustainable management of radioactive waste is a priority for every country. Certain types of waste can remain radioactive from a few …

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Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority Reports IAEA on Fukushima Nuclear Power Station

Geneva (ABC Live): The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan provided the IAEA an update on radioactivity in seawater at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS). This update states that the concentrations of Cs-134, Cs-137, total Beta and H-3 were relatively stable from 18 to 24 November 2013 at the nuclear power station. In addition, the NRA provided an update on …

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IAEA Begins Review of Japan’s Efforts,Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Geneva (ABC Live):A team of IAEA experts today began a review of Japan’s efforts and plans to decommission TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Requested by the government of Japan, the IAEA mission will spend nearly two weeks in Japan visiting the nuclear accident site and meeting with a wide variety of relevant officials and institutions. The mission, an independent …

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WMO Attends IAEA’s Atomic Bomb Explosion Exercise Bab Al Maghrib

Geneva (ABC Live):Meteorological observers assisted in a successful two-day emergency exercise involving 58 states and 10 international organizations  20-21 November 2013 to test the national and international preparedness to respond to a simulated dirty bomb explosion. The exercise, codenamed “Bab Al Maghrib” was held in Morocco and organized by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). It marked the first time …

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IAEA Bats for Nuclear Energy Role in Mitigating Climate Change at Global Climate Change Conference

Vienna (ABC Live):The role of nuclear energy in mitigating climate change and the role of nuclear technologies in protecting the environment, including the oceans, will be the focus of IAEA’s outreach at the global climate change conference that began on 11 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP-19) brings together representatives from the 194 countries party to …

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