IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety
A Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety adopted a Declaration that requested the Director General to develop a draft Action Plan on Nuclear Safety. In September 2011, the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety was adopted by the IAEA's Board of Governors and subsequently unanimously endorsed by the IAEA General Conference. The ultimate goal of the Action Plan is to strengthen nuclear safety worldwide.
The IAEA has recently initiated the preparation of the IAEA Fukushima Report which will be finalized by year-end 2014.
Highlights - What's New?
16 April 2014 | Japan provided the IAEA with information about the accidental transfer of contaminated water from the Central Waste Building to the Incineration Building both located onsite at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS), which was reported on 13 April 2014. Updates: 6 September 2013 - 16 April 2014 →
4 April 2014 | The 6th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) concluded today in Vienna, agreeing to convene a Diplomatic Conference next year to consider a proposed amendment to the CNS text to address the design and construction of both existing and new nuclear power plants. Read more →
21 March 2014 | After four days of discussion, the IAEA's International Experts' Meeting (IEM) on Severe Accident Management in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant concluded its deliberations on 20 March 2014 noting that while much progress has been made there is still more that needs to be done to strengthen the nuclear industry's ability to significantly reduce the impact of a nuclear accident. Read more →
If you wish to know more about the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, view the Action Plan Dashboard →
IAEA Fukushima Report
15 January 2014 | After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, strengthening the global nuclear safety framework has become one of the main priorities of the IAEA. The IAEA helped to channel international assistance to Japan and began sharing information about the accident worldwide. As part of this effort the Director General requested the IAEA staff to produce an authoritative, factual and balanced assessment of the accident, addressing the causes and consequences as well as lessons learned. The IAEA Fukushima Report is intended to provide a knowledge base for existing and future generations with the aim of ensuring that this kind of accident will never happen again. The Report will be finalized by year-end 2014. More →
Photo Gallery: Fukushima Daiichi - Two Years On
11 March 2013 | Two years after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, work continues to ensure the damaged units remain stable and to prepare for the long and challenging task of decommissioning.