September 22, 2021
The European Union (EU) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have extended a 2013 agreement to work together on nuclear security. Their collaboration has already resulted in more than a hundred nuclear safety assessment missions, the rehabilitation of former uranium stations in Central Asia, and more efficient radioactive waste management in Africa.
European Commission Massimo Garriba and IAEA’s Lidi Ivard (pictured CC Villarial)
At this week’s 65th IAA General Assembly, the two sides extended their 2013 cooperation agreement on radioactive waste, regulatory arrangements, safety assessments and assessments, emergency preparedness and response, environmental improvement and EIAA development and implementation. Safety standards.
“This joint decision will help maintain the momentum we have built on our past common achievements and we look forward to working with the European Union,” said IAEA Deputy Director-General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Security. And safety Lydie Evrard.
Massimo Garibaba, Director General of the European Commission’s Energy Directorate, welcomed the value of the new agreement and said, “We look forward to greater cooperation in nuclear security, including in the field of peer review missions.”
In June 2013, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Commission signed a new contribution agreement under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Under the agreement, the agency agreed to contribute 9.26 million euros to the IAEA to support the Agency’s Technical Cooperation (TC) program and the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) nuclear safety projects. . This contribution is part of the EC’s efforts to promote nuclear and radiation safety around the world. It was to cover a total of 13 TC projects and 10 NS projects.
The EU supports the development of peer review services such as the Integrated Monitoring Service (IRRS) and the Integrated Assessment Service (ARTEMIS). In return, these assessments have enabled EU countries to fulfill their obligations under the EU’s Nuclear Safety and Waste Directive. Since 2013, 116 IRRS missions and 12 Artemis missions have been conducted to evaluate control systems and radioactive waste and used fuel management.
In Central Asia, the IAAA provides expert advice on environmental degradation for uranium-affected countries. These heritage sites have been in use since the 1990s, and may pose a threat to the local population and the environment.
In Africa, the European Union (EU) has set up projects to increase the safety of research facilities and more efficient radioactive waste management.
Non-EU countries in the Mediterranean have received support to strengthen their coastal emergency preparedness and response in the event of radiological emergencies, as well as full control of radioactive sources during and after surgery, to the grave.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has successfully implemented the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. He taught courses on nuclear safety around the world in Brazil, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, and Turkey.
Thanks to EU funding, I have responded to countries that want their national practices to be assessed in line with IAEA standards. Monitoring measures in the countries he has visited have contributed to improving the world’s nuclear safety.
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