Nuclear Events Web-based System
NEWS stands for Nuclear Events Web-based System and is an IAEA-supported communication channel on the
Internet. The system is run by the IAEA and co-sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD/NEA) and World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).
As a communications tool, NEWS is linked to INES, the International Nuclear and
Radiological Event Scale,
which rates nuclear and radiological events according to their safety significance. Events are communicated
system by officially designated INES national officers worldwide. Over 75 designated National
Officers at 70 INES participating countries are
authorized to post reports and updates to NEWS.
more information, please contact the NEWS Contact point
and for INES information the INES Contact point.
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