Going Long Term: US Nuclear Power Plants Could Extend Operating Life to 80 Years

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 operato... Continue reading

Financing and Managing Nuclear Energy Risks: The UK Model

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. Continue reading

Solving the Back End: Finland’s Key to the Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Countries operating nuclear power plants store their spent nuclear fuel either at reactor sites or away from them. While a number of countries are considering deep geological disposal repositories, Finland is the only country that has begun the constru... Continue reading

Turning 60, but Young at Heart, IAEA Library Offers 1.3 Million Resources

With over 1.3 million print and electronic items in its collection, the IAEA Library, which along with the rest of the Agency, has just turned 60, continues to provide its users with the most up-to-date nuclear information resources. Its online catalog... Continue reading

New IAEA Research Explores the Impact of Microplastics on Marine Organisms

As many as 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 250 000 tons are floating in the oceans, according to recent estimates Continue reading

Sweet Success with Nuclear: Malaysian Farmers to Grow Natural Sugar Substitute

Farmers in impoverished communities in East Malaysia will be able to grow a cash crop starting next year – thanks to nuclear science. Continue reading

IAEA Conference Identifies Challenges in Radiation Protection in Medicine

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... Continue reading

IAEA Director General Meets Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister S. Abbas Araghchi today to discuss the Agency's verification and monitoring of Iran's implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Ac... Continue reading