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 6, 2012

Nuclear News

Inquiry Declares Fukushima Crisis a Man-Made Disaster The nuclear accident at Fukushima was a preventable disaster rooted in government-industry collusion and the worst conformist conventions of Japanese culture, a parliamentary inquiry concluded Thursday. NYT / AFP / BBC

Japan utility repairing reactors near Fukushima The operator of Japan’s tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant says it is repairing four reactors at a less-damaged nearby plant despite demands from local residents that it be scrapped. AP

Southeast Asia to be declared as nuclear weapon-free zone by signing protocol After 12 years of negotiations, the five recognized nuclear-weapon states (P5) finally agree to sign on the protocol to the treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) next Thursday here, Cambodian senior officials said Thursday. Xinhua

N. Korea dismisses reports of order to make nuclear bombs North Korea on Friday dismissed as “groundless” Japanese media reports that the North’s late leader Kim Jong-il had issued an order to mass-produce nuclear bombs by using highly enriched uranium. Yonhap

Belgium to Start Nuclear Phase-out in 2015 Belgium Wednesday decided to extend the life of one of its oldest nuclear reactors by a decade to avoid the danger of blackouts while atomic power is phased out, but agreed to stick to a 2025 target date to exit nuclear power. Dow Jones Newswire

Opinion and Analysis

Policy: A call for global nuclear disarmament Nature

Nigeria: Nuclear More Reliable Than Fossil Fuels – Dr Osaisai Daily Trust