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Kazakhstan proposes using nuclear energy in food and water industries

Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are considering use of nuclear energy in food and water industries.

Kazakhstan proposes using nuclear energy in food and water industries
Yerlan Idrissov. ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan will make every effort to protect nuclear bank from terrorists: Kazakh Foreign Minister Idrissov

Kazakhstan and International Atomic Energy Agency have signed the agreement establishing the international nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan will make every effort to protect nuclear bank from terrorists: Kazakh Foreign Minister Idrissov
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Iran's excess uranium may be stored in Kazakhstan

Excess stockpiles of enriched uranium of Iran may be stored at the international nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan.

Iran's excess uranium may be stored in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan to spend $10-15 thousand a year on nuclear fuel bank

Kazakhstan will spend around $10-15 thousand annually to maintain the International Nuclear Fuel Bank being established on the country's territory.

Kazakhstan to spend $10-15 thousand a year on nuclear fuel bank
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IAEA Board of Governors approve agreement with Kazakhstan on low-enriched uranium Bank establishment

Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approve agreement on the establishment of LEU Bank in Kazakhstan.

IAEA Board of Governors approve agreement with Kazakhstan on low-enriched uranium Bank establishment
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Low-enriched uranium to start accumulating in IAEA bank in Kazakhstan by 2017

According to an official from the Ministry of Energy, Kazakhstan will start receiving low-enriched uranium into the IAEA bank in 2017.

Low-enriched uranium to start accumulating in IAEA bank in Kazakhstan by 2017
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Kazakhstan to establish low-enriched uranium bank

The government of Kazakhstan has approved a draft agreement with the IAEA to establish a low-enriched uranium bank in the country.

Kazakhstan to establish low-enriched uranium bank
The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). ©Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader
UN nuclear inspectors arrive in Iran

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency has arrived in Iran to visit two nuclear sites ahead of the next round of political talks with world powers next week.

UN nuclear inspectors arrive in Iran
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Kazakhstan wants two nuclear plants instead of one

Two nuclear power plants will possibly be built in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan wants two nuclear plants instead of one
UN nuclear watchdog chief says atomic plants never '100%' safe
UN nuclear watchdog chief says atomic plants never '100%' safe

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday his agency would keep working to improve safety after the Fukushima crisis, but no atomic plant could be "100 percent" safe from natural disasters.

UN nuclear watchdog chief says atomic plants never '100%' safe
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Negotiations on low-enriched uranium bank in Kazakhstan nearing final

The negotiations on Kazakhstan's bid to host the international bank of low-enriched uranium are nearing their final stage.

Negotiations on low-enriched uranium bank in Kazakhstan nearing final
Iran nuclear deal comes into force as US sanctions loom
Iran nuclear deal comes into force as US sanctions loom

Iran is due Monday to unplug key nuclear equipment for six months in return for a slight easing of crippling Western sanctions, as an interim deal between Tehran and world powers takes effect.

Iran nuclear deal comes into force as US sanctions loom
Mexico recovers radioactive waste that was on stolen truck
Mexico recovers radioactive waste that was on stolen truck

Mexican authorities Thursday recovered dangerous radioactive material from a cancer-treating medical device that was on a stolen truck and abandoned in a field, the interior ministry said.

Mexico recovers radioactive waste that was on stolen truck
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Kazakhstan hoping to join IAEA Board of Governors

Kazakhstan holds 19% of the global explored reserves of uranium, with the country’s uranium reserves estimated at 802 000 tons.

Kazakhstan hoping to join IAEA Board of Governors
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Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants

Morocco has unveiled details of an "exceptional operation" to give official papers to some of its 25,000-40,000 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom hope to reach Europe.

Morocco unveils scheme to recognise illegal immigrants
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UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demanded Japan provide "accurate" information on how it is handling the crisis.

UN nuclear inspectors in Japan as China demands openness
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International nuclear fuel bank to be hosted in Kazakhstan poses no environmental risks

Back in 2009 Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev suggested hosting an international nuclear fuel bank in the Kazakh territory. The idea was approved of by the IAEA in 2011.

International nuclear fuel bank to be hosted in Kazakhstan poses no environmental risks
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. ©REUTERS/Yuri Kadobnov/Pool
World powers to lay off Iran at IAEA, for now

Iran is expected to enjoy a rare let-up in pressure at a UN atomic agency meeting starting Monday, as Tehran's new government and world powers prepare a fresh diplomatic push.

World powers to lay off Iran at IAEA, for now
Iran nuclear impasse to dominate IAEA meeting
Iran nuclear impasse to dominate IAEA meeting

Iran's defiant expansion of its nuclear programme and 10 failed meetings with the IAEA will dominate a gathering of the UN body's board starting Monday.

Iran nuclear impasse to dominate IAEA meeting
Ray of light, dark clouds in Iran nuclear programme
Ray of light, dark clouds in Iran nuclear programme

An important recent development in Iran's nuclear programme, if it continues, might help to ease international fears that Tehran wants the bomb, but serious questions still remain.

Ray of light, dark clouds in Iran nuclear programme