Latest International Atomic Energy Agency News

Iran blames Israel for drone attack, threatens retaliation

Feb. 02, 2023 08:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Thursday blamed Israel for a drone attack that targeted a military workshop in its central city of Isfahan over the weekend, warning that it “reserves its legitimate and inherent right” to retaliate. Iran's mission to the United...

IAEA says Fukushima water release to follow safety standards

Jan. 20, 2023 20:24 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a U.N. nuclear agency task force assessing the safety of Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water from the wreaked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea said Friday that Japanese regulators have shown their commitment to comply with international safety standards....

IAEA sends staff to all Ukraine nuclear plants in safety bid

Jan. 18, 2023 15:16 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Atomic Energy Agency is placing teams of experts at all four of Ukraine's nuclear power plants to reduce the risk of severe accidents as Russia's war against the country rages on, agency head Rafael Grossi said Wednesday. The IAEA, which is...

Japan eyes delay of Fukushima plant water release

Jan. 13, 2023 00:28 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has revised the timing of a planned release to the sea of treated but still radioactive wastewater at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to “around spring or summer," indicating a delay from the initial target of this spring, after factoring in the progress of a release tunnel...

US and Iran clash over Russia using Iran drones in Ukraine

Dec. 20, 2022 00:28 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies clashed with Iran and its ally Russia over Western claims that Tehran is supplying Moscow with drones that have been attacking Ukraine — and the U.S. accused the U.N. secretary-general of “yielding to Russian threats” and failing to...

Seoul: UN agency to boost efforts to monitor N. Korean nukes

Dec. 15, 2022 08:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday his organization will push to bolster its capacity to verify North Korean nuclear activities and raise international awareness of the urgency of its weapons program. Rafael Grossi, director-general...

Iran says it enriches uranium to 60% purity at Fordo site

Nov. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has begun producing enriched uranium at 60% purity at the country's underground Fordo nuclear plant, official media reported Tuesday, describing it as a response to a resolution by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. The increased enrichment, reported by...

Ukraine to civilians: Leave liberated areas before winter

Nov. 21, 2022 16:12 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have begun evacuating civilians from recently liberated sections of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, fearing that a lack of heat, power and water due to Russian shelling will make living conditions too difficult this winter. The World Health...

Shells hit near nuclear plant; Blackouts roll across Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions from shelling shook Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region, the site of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, the global nuclear watchdog said Sunday, calling for “urgent measures to help prevent a nuclear accident” in the Russian-occupied facility. ...

IAEA: Decision on Fukushima wastewater release up to Japan

Nov. 18, 2022 09:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a taskforce from the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday it is examining whether Japan's planned release into the sea of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant meets international standards, but the decision on whether to go ahead...