IAEA / NUCLEAR SAFETY

08-Apr-2016 00:01:22
The United Nations Nuclear Watchdog (IAEA) said 102 countries have now deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM). IAEA
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STORY: IAEA / NUCLEAR SAFETY
TRT: 01:22
SOURCE: IAEA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 8 APRIL 2016, VIENNA, AUSTRIA / FILE
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FILE - DECEMBER 2010, VINCA, SERBIA

1. Various shots, Security force monitor the loading of nuclear material
2. Pan left, truck carrying nuclear material
3. Various shots, reading radioactive levels in the plant

8 APRIL 2016, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Yukiya Amano, Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency:
“I urge all countries to adhere to this important legal instrument. Universal implementation of the amended Convention will help to ensure that nuclear material throughout the world is properly protected against malicious acts by terrorists.”

FILE- DECEMBER 2010, VINCA, SERBIA

5. Various shots, Security forces guarding nuclear material
6. Med shot, Trucks leaving plant
7. Wide shot, Police escort nuclear material being transferred to Russia
8. Close up, Police officer
9. Pan right, Security forces secure nuclear material being unloaded
STORYLINE
The United Nations Nuclear Watchdog (IAEA) said 102 countries have now deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM).

IAEA said the amendment will reduce the risk of a nuclear terrorist attack by making it legally binding for countries to protect nuclear facilities, as well as nuclear material in domestic use, storage and transport. It will also increase international cooperation in locating and recovering stolen or smuggled nuclear material.

IAEA Director-General, Yukiya Amano, said his agency has worked hard in the last few years to encourage countries to adhere to the amendment and its efforts have paid off.

He said “the entry into force of the Amendment demonstrates the determination of the international community to act together to strengthen nuclear security globally.”

After reaching the 102 threshold required, the agreement will come into effect 30 days from now on 8 May, 2016.
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