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Nuclear Technique Suppresses Tsetse Flies Without Harming Other Insects

A nuclear technique has successfully been used to suppress a major pest – the tsetse fly – in Senegal without inadvertently harming other insects, an eight-year study shows. The study, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, is part of a project to help the west African country eradicate tsetse in Niayes – a 1,000 km2 fertile valley near the capital Dakar ...

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Trump Calls For New Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump called for other world powers to abandon the nuclear accord, which is barely surviving after he withdrew the U.S. in 2018 and Iran has unraveled its cooperation since 2019. Instead, Trump urged those countries that remain in the deal to pursue negotiations over a new Iran nuclear deal. He attacked the existing one with misinformation. According to the ...

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Sri Lanka’s Focus On Occupational Radiation Protection

Sri Lanka’s programme to monitor workers exposed to radiation through their jobs is well-established and would benefit from long-term planning, sustainable coordination and stronger cooperation and consultation among stakeholders. This was the conclusion of an IAEA Occupational Radiation Protection Appraisal Service (ORPAS) mission to the country conducted last month. Sri Lanka requested an ORPAS mission to help review measures in ...

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Sudan Looks to Nuclear Technology to Double Farmers’ Income, Grow Exports

Sudanese farmers in areas prone to drought now have a drought-tolerant peanut variety, which will improve their livelihoods and increase the country’s exports. This new variety has shown up to 27% improvement in yields while needing less water and has the potential to double farmers’ income. It was developed through nuclear techniques with the support of the IAEA, in cooperation ...

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IAEA Approves Four Projects For Uzbekistan

Four projects aimed at building up Uzbekistan’s technical capacity, human resources, developing nuclear infrastructure, and strengthening nuclear and radiation safety have been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) board of governors. The Central Asian country aims to have two nuclear power reactors in operation by 2030. The approvals were received under the framework of the technical cooperation programme ...

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Nuclear Energy Contributes To Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an organization is responsible for overseeing the use of nuclear technology for energy production worldwide, “nuclear power has significant potential to contribute to GHG reduction.” Between 1970 and 2015, the deployment of nuclear power has prevented the release of nearly 68 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the IAEA. The organization also ...

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Identify Strategies To Mitigate Erosion With Nuclear Techniques

Over 45 billion tons of soil is lost to erosion every year. Farmers and agricultural authorities in several countries have succeeded in slowing down erosion with the help of nuclear techniques. All over the world, the Earth’s fine soil particles are losing ground to erosion. As 95 percent of food is cultivated in soil, the health and availability of Earth’s ...

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Nuclear Power Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  The IAEA’s work has a direct impact on fundamental issues of war, peace, health, energy, food and water, Rafael Mariano Grossi told a Special Session of the Agency’s General Conference following his appointment as IAEA Director General. Mr. Grossi, a senior Argentinian diplomat with a career spanning several decades in nuclear non-proliferation and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy ...

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Indonesia Strengthens Nuclear And Radiation Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement

Indonesia has made progress in strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, addressing most of the recommendations made during an initial review in 2015. The team also noted areas for further enhancement, including the need to maintain and expand qualified staff to meet future needs. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team recently concluded an 11-day follow-up mission ...

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Ontario, Saskatchewan And New Brunswick To Develop Nuclear Reactor

The premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have committed to collaborate on developing nuclear reactor technology in Canada. Doug Ford, Scott Moe and Blaine Higgs made the announcement and signed a memorandum of understanding recently in advance of a meeting of all the premiers. They will be working on the research, development and building of small modular reactors as ...

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