IAEA Daily Press Review

The objective of the DPR is to present a general overview of international, English-language, media coverage of the IAEA and nuclear issues, that does not purport to be exhaustive. The following articles are obtained from external news sources for whose content the IAEA takes no responsibility.

July 2, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA: Belarus’ infrastructure good enough to start building NPP The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has completed its work to assess Belarus’ nuclear infrastructure, BelTA learnt from head of the international cooperation department of the Belarusian Energy Ministry Lilia Dulinets. BeLTA

Other Nuclear News

Japan restarts first reactor since Fukushima crisis Kansai Electric Power Co on Sunday restarted the 1,180-megawatt No. 3 unit at its Ohi atomic plant, the utility said, Japan’s first nuclear reactor to come back online since the Fukushima crisis, despite public safety concerns. Reuters / NYT / AP / Asahi Shimbun / RIA Novosti

Fukushima operators fix cooling to spent fuel The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has managed to restore the cooling system in a pool which holds hundreds of tonnes of spent nuclear fuel at the facility. ABC-BBC / Kyodo

Clinton Says Sanctions Pushing Iran Toward Negotiations Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran will face increasing pressure from economic sanctions aimed at its disputed nuclear program. Bloomberg

Iran’s UN ambassador says some nations not serious about nuclear talks, warns of standoff Iran’s ambassador to the U.N. said Friday some of the parties to talks on his country’s nuclear programme not serious enough to find a solution to the impasse. AP / NYT

Kim Jong-il ordered uranium bombs The late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ordered his scientists to produce “a massive amount” of uranium bombs, according to internal regime documents, reports in Japan said on Monday. AFP

Small amount of cesium detected in Fukushima children’s urine A small amount of radioactive cesium was found in the urine samples from 141 infants and young children living in Fukushima Prefecture, where the crippled nuclear power plant is located, among 2,022 of those surveyed, a Japanese research group has said. Kyodo / RIA Novosti

Uranium mine set to reopen A mining company has cleared all federal hurdles and now plans to begin mining uranium this fall about 10 miles south of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. AZ Daily Sun

Govt puts Koodankulam 3-4, Jaitapur n-units on fast-track With the impasse over the first two units of the Koodankulam nuclear project behind it, the Centre has set the ball rolling on the next couple of twin imported light water reactor-based units that are to be taken up for implementation in the country. Indian Express / TNN

No radiation leak at Rajasthan nuclear unit Nuclear Power Corporation on Friday clarified there had not been any radioactive leakage into the environment from the Rajasthan Atomic PowerStation (RAPS). Business Standard

Czech nuclear plant upgrade complete The Dukovany nuclear plant in the southern Czech Republic has increased its total power output to 2,000 megawatts following an extensive upgrade, a plant spokesman said on Tuesday. AFP

Opinion and Analysis

Iran-5+1talks: Fragile but not collapsed Tehran Times

Iran’s nuclear static UPI

Nuclear de-hyphenation The International News

Mini-nuclear reactors Herald Online