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IAEA Releases 2019 Data on Nuclear Power Plants Operating Experience   New IAEA Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Database
At the end of December 2019, the global operating nuclear power capacity was 392.1GW(e), comprising 443 operational nuclear power reactors in 30 countries. Overall, nuclear power capacity since 2011 has shown a gradual growth trend, including some 23.2GW(e) of new capacity added. In 2019, though, total global capacity decreased by some 4.5GW(e) compared with 2018.   In close cooperation with the European Commission and the OECD/NEA, the IAEA has launched a new database for spent fuel and radioactive waste that facilitates information sharing and simplifies national reporting in a single easy-to-use platform. SRIS will provide an integrated view of spent fuel and radioactive waste inventories as well as relevant laws, regulations, policies, plans and activities.
Nuclear Power Plant Operations: Challenges Faced During COVID-19 Pandemic   IAEA KIND Project Tests INPRO's Analytical Approach for Nuclear Energy Planning
The nuclear industry has been taking special measures to cope with the global pandemic, and no country has reported the enforced shutdown of a nuclear power reactor due to the effects of COVID-19 on the workforce or supply chains. This is according to reports received through the IAEA’s COVID-19 Operational Experience Network.   As the IAEA’s International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO) marks its 20th anniversary this year, INPRO is building on its decades-long work to strengthen support for countries in evaluating their nuclear energy options. INPRO recently published the results of a 3-year project involving experts from 16 countries.
New IAEA Webinar Series to Support Countries in Developing Nuclear Power Infrastructure   New IAEA Webinar Series Explores Nuclear Technology Breakthroughs for the 21st Century
How should countries go about developing the necessary infrastructure for introducing or expanding a nuclear power programme? A new IAEA webinar series kicks off featuring an overview of the IAEA’s Milestones Approach.   The IAEA is launching a three-part series of interactive webinars exploring how low carbon nuclear technologies can help countries to meet growing energy demand as well as climate and sustainable development goals.
IAEA Publishes Proceedings from Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors   IAEA Receives WATEC Report on Radwaste Management, Decommissioning and Remediation After Online Meetings
As some countries consider innovative recycling technologies to reduce the burden of radioactive waste, others need to bridge the gap between their current generation of nuclear spent fuel and its future disposal in planned underground facilities. These were among the main conclusions of the 2019 International Conference.   The International Technical Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation (WATEC), a consultative body that provides advice to the IAEA, delivered its annual report to IAEA Deputy Director General Mikhail Chudakov, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy.
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Nuclear Safeguards during an International Pandemic
At the June 2020 meeting of the Board of Governors, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi presented reports on the Agency’s COVID‑19 related work. The Report on safeguards implementation during the COVID-19 Pandemic discusses measures taken by the IAEA to continue its verification work to make sure that nuclear material and technology are not diverted from peaceful use. The Agency was able to conduct all of its most time-critical safeguards in-field verification activities. Watch the video for more details.
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