Jul 14, 2015

Tepco should update its nuclear emergency manual: IAEA inspectors

International nuclear inspectors have told Tokyo Electric Power Co. to update its emergency manual to reflect new safety measures imposed after the crisis at the company’s Fukushima No. 1 plant began. The order came after a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency completed ...

U.S. nuclear concerns sidelined by plutonium plans

Sep 30, 2014

U.S. nuclear concerns sidelined by plutonium plans

U.S. concern over the long-term proliferation risk of nuclear waste isn’t stopping countries from planning to extract plutonium from radioactive refuse to power a new generation of atomic reactors. French, Japanese, Russian and South Korean officials lined up against their U.S. counterparts in September ...

Japanese woman steps into new role at IAEA

Sep 10, 2014

Japanese woman steps into new role at IAEA

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Tomiko Ichikawa, 52, hopes to “be of service to Japan and the world” after taking on her new role in July as special aide to Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Ichikawa, who has garnered extensive experience working at a ...

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

Sep 5, 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs. North Korea announced in April of ...

Sep 3, 2014

Container of cesium-137 falls off truck in Kazakhstan, is missing

Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the highly radioactive and dangerous substance cesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman for the Mangistau region said the material — used for medical purposes and ...