International Atomic Energy Agency

Nuclear terrorism still a danger, warns IAEA

Director General of the IAEA Yukiya Amano speaks in Vienna. Photo: EPA

More action is needed to stop militants acquiring plutonium or highly-enriched uranium that could be used for atomic bombs, nuclear experts and government officials said. Speaking in Vienna on Monday, Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), warned against a "false sense of security" over the danger of nuclear terrorism.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 3:25am

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The funeral of Margaret Thatcher takes place at St Paul's Cathedral in London

Tributes and protests at Thatcher funeral

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

Iran and International Atomic Energy Agency expect to sign deal in January

Suspected uranium-enrichment plant near Tehran. Photo: Reuters

The UN atomic agency, after a year of false starts, finally expects to sign a long-elusive deal with Iran on January 16, but that will be the easy part, experts say.

Implementing the accord will be a long and fragile process that will only partially resolve a decade-long stand-off over Iran's nuclear programme and help to silence Israeli "drums of war".

18 Dec 2012 - 4:08am

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Martin McGuinness

Greece runs out of cash

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

UN says Iran not co-operating on nuclear weapons probe

Yukio Amano. Photo: AP

The UN nuclear chief said on Monday that Iran is not co-operating with an investigation into suspected secret work on nuclear weapons.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:27pm

Iran underground nuclear enrichment plant 'nearly ready'

Iran underground nuclear enrichment plant 'nearly ready'

Intelligence officials from several countries say Iran in recent weeks has virtually completed an underground nuclear enrichment plant.

It is racing ahead despite international pressure and heavy economic sanctions in what experts say may be an effort to give it leverage in any negotiations with the US and its allies.

27 Oct 2012 - 12:55pm

Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

Even the most serious incident at Guangdong's Daya Bay nuclear power station will have a direct impact on only a tiny number of Hongkongers, emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the plant.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Serving science and China

This month, scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global governing body for nuclear energy, finished compiling a 12-point action plan for how to prevent future leaks from nuclear power plants in post-earthquake Japan.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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Bruised in election, People Power meet the media

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Introspective Japan's dangerous fault line

Japanese often claim supremacy over 'less advanced' Asian nations based on their ability to export 'more advanced' products, such as nuclear technology to China. But critics differentiate between its sophisticated hardware, such as environmentally friendly cars, and its awkward software, like dealing with an earthquake at the world's most powerful nuclear plant.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Russia calls for unity on Iran before raising ante

Minister believes players should sort out strategy before escalating nuclear crisis

Russia yesterday called for crisis talks with China, the European Union and the United States to reach international consensus on managing the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions - without taking action at the UN Security Council.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Unit safe

PATRICIA Malone's letter on Daya Bay (South China Morning Post, March 4) did not reflect fairly the way we handle the news about the first refuelling and overhaul of the power plant which has been successfully completed.

10 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Atomic agency shelves Daya Bay concerns

THE international nuclear watchdog has dismissed a last-ditch effort by a sacked Daya Bay plant manager to alert it to his safety concerns.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it planned to take no action on the manager's report.

24 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Agency advises retention of nuclear experts

THE international nuclear safety watchdog recommended yesterday that foreign experts remain at the Daya Bay nuclear power station beyond the handover of management to the Chinese side.

13 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Daya Bay plan requires $80m over five years

MORE than $80 million is needed over the next five years to pay for a contingency plan for accidents at the Daya Bay nuclear power plant.

In a submission to the Legislative Council Finance Committee, the Government asked that $33 million be allocated in one go for the purchase of equipment, working and protective gear as well as accessories to facilitate the contingency plan.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am