IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in New Zealand
A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in New Zealand.
At the request of the Government of New Zealand, the IAEA conducted a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the national nuclear security regime for radioactive material, associated facilities and activities. In addition, the physical protection systems were examined at a number of facilities.
The IPPAS team concluded that New Zealand has taken important steps, including efforts to revise legislation and prepare new regulatory documents, which will strengthen New Zealand’s nuclear security regime. The team identified good practices both at the national level and within the visited facilities. The team proposed recommendations and suggestions to assist New Zealand in its efforts related to nuclear security.