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As policymakers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and a post-COVID economic recovery, the benefits of nuclear power are clearer than ever, but the industry still has some way to go in addressing perceptions of its alleged drawbacks with cost, safety and radioactive waste. This was the overriding message of the three panellists in a webinar held last week by Utilities Middle East in partnership with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Friday, 01 January 2021
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-barrier-to-nuclear-is-perception,-says-panel
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 2 July that the recent detection of slightly elevated levels of radioisotopes in northern Europe is likely related to a nuclear reactor that is either operating or undergoing maintenance, when very low radioactive releases can occur. The geographical origin of the release has not yet been determined.
- Source: NEI Magazine
- Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2020
- Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-reports-on-elevated-radiation-levels-in-northern-europe-8013677
The recorded air concentrations of the particles were very low and posed no risk to human health and the environment, the statement said.
However, the IAEA also said the geographical origin of the release has not yet been determined.
Last week, Estonia, Finland and Sweden reported levels of ruthenium-103, caesium-134 and caesium-137 isotopes in the air which were higher than usual.
The IAEA, in an effort to help identify the possible origin of the radioisotopes, contacted counterparts in Europe and asked for information about whether they were detected in their countries, and if any event there may have been associated with the atmospheric release.
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Saturday, 04 July 2020
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/elevated-radioisotope-levels-in-nordic-region-likely-linked-to-nuclear-reactor-7-5-2020
As part of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) efforts to promote awareness of nuclear security, young professionals from 14 countries attended the first Arabic-language international school on nuclear security held in Cairo.
- Source: NEI Magazine
- Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2016
- Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-nuclear-security-school-held-in-egypt-4986138