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Isotopes Help Trace the Origin of Urban Water Pollution in Mauritius

Scientists from the National Environmental Laboratory collected chemical and isotopic data in fourteen river stations and fifteen water boreholes around the city

Agricultural activities, illegal sewage disposal and animal breeding could be among the sources of nitrogen pollution in urban waterways around Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, according to preliminary findings of an IAEA-supported study using isotopic techniques. In excessive levels, some compounds of nitrogen, such as nitrate, can find their…

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Angola Signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2019–2023

Angola has been an IAEA Member State since 1999

Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho, Ambassador and Resident Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the IAEA, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Angola’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2019–2023 on 30 April 2019. A CPF…

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International Atomic Energy Agency Reviews Niger’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development

A country of about 21 million people in Western Africa, Niger is currently ranked as the world’s fourth largest producer of uranium ore

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to Niger to review its infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried out at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Niger. Niger, whose economic development…

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mission Sees High Commitment to Safety at Ghana’s Research Reactor after high enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) Fuel Conversion

The reactor’s continuous safe operation will enhance its utilization and support research, education and training in the nuclear field in Ghana

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Ghana’s research reactor has demonstrated a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high enriched uranium (HEU). The team also made recommendations for…

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The International Atomic Energy Agency Helps Uganda Restart Vital Radiotherapy Services for Cancer Patients

IAEA assistance totalling more than € 500,000 included the decommissioning of the old radiotherapy machine and the purchase of a new one on a cost-sharing basis with the Government

Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in Uganda.   Responding to a Government request,…

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Supporting Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Ghana Converts Research Reactor from HEU to LEU Fuel

Ghana has become the first of the five countries operating a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor (MNSR) to successfully convert and repatriate its irradiated HEU core to China

Ghana has successfully completed the conversion of its only research reactor from the use of high enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, in an international project supported by the IAEA to help decrease the proliferation risks associated with HEU fuel. HEU is an ingredient that can…

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IAEA brings together experts from Africa to increase preparedness for Ebola and other zoonotic diseases

More than 150 participants from 40 African countries are meeting at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna to share experiences in order to improve national surveillance networks for monitoring and containing the spread of highly contagious viruses, such as avian influenza, Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and monkeypox

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is bringing together African human health, veterinary and wildlife experts this week to strengthen early warning systems for managing animal-to-human, or zoonotic, disease outbreaks.   More than 150 participants from 40 African countries are meeting at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna to share experiences…

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IAEA Mission Says Nigerian Nuclear Regulator Committed to Safety, Sees Areas for Improvement

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a 10-day mission today to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Nigeria

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said that Nigeria has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, but noted challenges related to its independence in implementing regulatory decisions and activities. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a…

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IAEA project maps groundwater in Africa’s Sahel region, shows significant reserves

Scientists from participating countries – Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo – were trained by the Agency to carry out a detailed examination of groundwater using nuclear-based techniques

An IAEA project shows that significant reserves of good quality water are available in Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. Pollution is still limited and has not yet become a serious threat to these vital resources. The findings, compiled in five reports published today, are the result of a four-year Agency effort…

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IAEA Helps Burkina Faso Scale Up Fight Against Tsetse Flies

Burkina Faso today inaugurated the largest insect rearing facility in West Africa to apply a nuclear technique to suppress the tsetse fly, an insect harmful to both humans and animals

Burkina Faso today inaugurated the largest insect rearing facility in West Africa to apply a nuclear technique to suppress the tsetse fly, an insect harmful to both humans and animals. The plant was built with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with the Food and…