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IAEA Presentation


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IAEA Presentation

  1. 1. The IAEA At Work Atoms for Peace
  2. 2. The Manhattan Project As the bomb fell over Hiroshima and exploded, we saw an entire city disappear. I wrote in my log the words: “My God, what have we done?” Capt Robert Lewis, co-pilot of the Enola Gay
  3. 3. The Nuclear Age
  4. 4. Duality of Nuclear Technology
  5. 7. The IAEA and its mission Maximizing the contribution of nuclear technology to the world while verifying its peaceful use
  6. 8. The Non-Proliferation Treaty
  7. 9. IAEA Mission and Activities <ul><li>Safeguards & Verification </li></ul><ul><li>Safety & Security </li></ul><ul><li>Science & Technology </li></ul>
  8. 10. Safeguards & Verification
  9. 11. How do IAEA inspectors work?
  10. 12. Safeguards Analytical Laboratory
  11. 13. Safety & Security
  12. 14. Nuclear Safety <ul><li>over 440 nuclear power reactors in operation worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>1000s of uses of radioactive materials in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mineral exploration </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Nuclear Security: The Terrorist Threat <ul><li>Attack or sabotage of nuclear facility </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty Bomb, RDD (Radiological Dispersal Device) </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of a simple nuclear explosion device </li></ul>
  14. 16. Science & Technology
  15. 17. Science & Technology <ul><li>Water resource management: Isotope hydrology </li></ul><ul><li>Pest control: Sterile insect technique </li></ul><ul><li>Food safety: Irradiation </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental management: Pollution control </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer treatment: Radiotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Medicine: Diagnostics </li></ul>
  16. 18. Technical Cooperation: Addresses critical problems in developing nations <ul><ul><li>Contaminated drinking water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infectious diseases: TB, AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaria and Sleeping Sickness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malnutrition and food scarcity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortage of knowledge and skills </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. IAEA at a Glance <ul><li>Founded in 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 150 Member States </li></ul><ul><li>2300 professional and support staff </li></ul><ul><li>2 scientific laboratories and research centres </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters in Vienna; offices in Tokyo, Toronto, Geneva and New York </li></ul>
  18. 20. for further information, visit: