Update 150 – IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) suffered a complete loss of external power for 11 hours today, forcing it to rely on emergency diesel generators for reactor cooling and other essential nuclear safety and security functions in the late... Continue reading

IAEA Lab Renovation Project Gets Funding Boost

Twelve countries have this week jointly pledged a total of 5.5 million Euro towards ReNuAL2, an IAEA project to upgrade the Agency’s nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria. Continue reading

Director General Statement to the Board of Governors – 9 March 2023

Before we start this agenda item I want to report that this morning at around 5am local-time Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant lost all off-site power when its last remaining 750 kilovolt line was disconnected, its only remaining back up 330 kilovolt li... Continue reading

The IAEA Launches its New Professional Development Programme to Boost Women’s Careers in the Nuclear Field: the IAEA Lise Meitner Programme

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2023, IAEA Director General Grossi launched today the “IAEA Lise Meitner Programme” (LMP). Continue reading

IAEA Mission Observes Strengthened Safety Measures at Belgium’s Largest Research Reactor, Sees Opportunities for Further Improvement

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts this week said Belgium had strengthened safety at its BR2 research reactor — a large producer of medical isotopes — by improving training, maintenance, ageing management and the safety of exp... Continue reading

IAEA Chief Highlights IAEA Response to COVID-19 at NAM summit in Azerbaijan; Discusses Strengthening of Nuclear Technical Cooperation

The devastating impact of COVID-19 across economies has highlighted the need to build back more sustainably, and nuclear science and technology are valuable tools to help achieve this, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told world leaders at t... Continue reading

IAEA Board of Governors: Iran, Ukraine and Peaceful Nuclear Pursuits

Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran for the IAEA to proceed with further monitoring and verification measures is indispensable to the Agency fulfilling its mission, a writ Continue reading

Call for Synopses: IAEA Fusion Energy Conference

Authors interested in presenting a contributed paper at the 29th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2023) have until 16 March 2023 to submit a two-page synopses here. Continue reading