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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is providing live data from Japan on the release of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP on the IAEA website. The data includes water flow rates, radiation monitoring data and the concentration of tritium after dilution. Fukushima NPP operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), has now begun the controlled discharge of the water into the sea. At the same time, Tepco began transmitting data from various points in the process to the IAEA.

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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The International Atomic Energy (IAEA) Task Force established to monitor Japan’s plan to discharge treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP has completed its second regulatory review. During a five-day visit to Japan, the Task Force met with officials from the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to assess the regulatory framework for the discharge. This was IAEA’s second review of the plans.

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has recently hosted an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) at units 1&2 of its Saeul NPP (formerly Shin-Kori units 3&4). The 13 experts from 11 countries inspected 10 areas including leadership, operation, maintenance, emergency response, and accident management in accordance with the international nuclear safety standards that were strengthened after the 2011 Fukushima accident.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
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The IAEA is addressing some of today’s biggest global challenges, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told delegates at the opening of the Agency’s 66th annual General Conference which ran from 26-30 September.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
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The Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (ÚJD - Úrad jadrového dozoru) has announced it has issued “authorisation for commissioning unit 3 at the Mochovce NPP, authorisation for radioactive waste, used nuclear fuel and nuclear material handling, and the permit for early use of the building”.

Date: Thursday, 01 September 2022
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Prime minister has called for restart of more reactors The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan before the March 2011 accident. In a first for Japan since the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident in 2011, public support for a nuclear restart is now at more than 60%, said a former executive director of the International Energy Agency.

CNBC reported that Nobuo Tanaka attributed that to the possibility of “serious problems by the end of this year” if Japan does not have nuclear power.

He added that Japan wants to secure energy supplies but also work toward reaching carbon neutrality by 2050, and striking that balance could prove increasingly challenging.

“Japanese public support is more than 60%, and it was the first time ever that support of nuclear power is starting to come over 50% after the Fukushima accident,” Mr Tanaka said. Mr Tanaka, now the chair of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum, was speaking at the 2022 Global Supertrends Conference.

There have been reservations among the Japanese public over the use of nuclear energy, particularly when it comes to the issue of safety, but Mr Tanaka said the future of nuclear power is now safer, and stressed the importance of minimising risk and maintaining “peaceful use”.

Date: Saturday, 20 August 2022
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