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 5, 2012

Nuclear News

Iran Nuclear Talks Are to Continue as Their Tone Heats Up Low-level talks between Iran and the group of big powers over the disputed Iranian nuclear program ended early Wednesday with both sides saying the deputies of their top negotiators would meet at a later date. Their announcement gave no hint of progress but nonetheless suggested that neither side was ready to declare the effort a failure. NYT

Tepco May Scrap Second Nuclear Plant The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for the first time Wednesday hinted it might mothball a second nuclear plant located 10 kilometers away. WSJ

Nuclear back on Japan power grid as parliament panel submits final report on Fukushima crisis Nuclear power returned to Japan’s energy mix for the first time in two months Thursday, hours before a parliamentary investigative commission blamed the government’s cozy relations with the industry for the meltdowns that prompted the mass shutdown of the nation’s reactors. AP

Arafat’s Widow Wants Body Exhumed After Test For Radioactivity The widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said Wednesday she wants his body exhumed to find out whether he was poisoned after tests showed high levels of a radioactive substance on some of his personal belongings. CNN / AP

Opinion and Analysis

Japan sticks with nuclear energy Deutsche Welle

Doubts linger over Japan’s nuclear future Financial Times

Don’t overly restrict nuclear panel membership Yomiuri Shimbun

NSC’s Holgate: House Vote Shows “Fundamental Misunderstanding” Of Threat Reduction GSN

British Support for Nuclear Power Remains Strong Business Insider