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IAEA Calls for Strengthened Nuclear Security

Illicit trafficking of nuclear material remains a concern. Since 2001, countries have reported 48 incidents to the IAEA’s Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) involving highly enriched uranium, low enriched uranium and plutonium out of regulatory control. Keep Reading

A Moving Target: Nuclear Security During Transport

Nuclear and other radioactive material is hardest to protect when it is transported. More than half of the incidents of theft of radioactive material reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency between 1993 and 2019 occurred while it was in transport. Keep Reading

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IAEA Appoints New Director General

Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina has been appointed as the new Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Grossi received the support of 24 members of the 35-nation Board of Governors, ahead of Romania’s Cornel Feruta with 10 votes.  Keep Reading

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GAO Finds Funding, Resources Concerns at International Nuclear Agency

U.S. efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism include working with the International Atomic Energy Agency. This agency's nuclear security program aims to assist countries in enhancing the physical protection, control, and accounting of their nuclear and radiological material and nuclear facilities. Keep Reading

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