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July 23, 2012

A review of today's news covering the IAEA and related nuclear issues. | 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.
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23 July 2012 IAEA Daily Press Review

IAEA in the News


Cambodia mulls over atomic power Cambodia is mulling over a nuclear power option to feed its anemic energy sector, although private sector pundits called the rough plan a dream – a dangerous one at that. … The International Atomic Energy Agency said nuclear power projects required longer than 100 years, as well as the resources to support the program throughout. The Phnom Penh Post

Nigeria to attain 4000mw from nuclear power plants by 2030 With the setting up of near term targets of nuclear power contribution to national electricity generation, Nigeria is to achieve a minimum of 1000 mega watts (MW) online electricity by 2020 to 2022, with upgrade to a minimum of 4,000 MW in 2030. … The Federal Government of Nigeria is said to have activated a Nuclear Power Programme (NPP) and has approved the road map for its implementation, as the national strategy for the implementation of the approved programme has been finalised with the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). NG Guardian News

Other Nuclear News

Iran’s nuclear chief says Iran can make higher grade nuclear fuel for ships, but no plans now Iran is capable of producing nuclear fuel for ships but has no immediate plans to upgrade the level of its uranium enrichment, the nation’s nuclear chief was quoted as saying in Sunday. AP
/ The International News
/ Tehran Times

Bushehr Nuclear Plant to Run at Full Capacity in August The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran’s first, is scheduled to run at full capacity in August, the chief of the main contractor said on Thursday. RIA Novosti

N. Korea to ‘completely review’ nuclear issue North Korea said Friday it had no choice but to “completely review” the nuclear issue after accusing the United States and South Korea over a plot to blow up a statue of its founding leader. AFP
/ Chosun Ilbo

Japan nuclear plants ‘still not safe’ A government-appointed inquiry has delivered a damning assessment of Japanese nuclear regulators and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, raising further fears that despite new rules, the country’s nuclear sector still does not meet safety requirements. Al-Jazeera

Fukushima a ‘Wake-Up Call’ Seen for Sleeping US Nuclear Regulators The same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the English-language version of the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. SPX

Japan Begins Radiation Inquiry Japanese authorities are investigating subcontractors on suspicion that they forced workers at the tsunami-hit nuclear plant to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer. AP

Japan to probe ‘active faults’ under nuclear plants Japan’s nuclear safety watchdog on Wednesday ordered a probe into claims the country’s only working nuclear power station sits on an active tectonic fault. AFP

Stolen nuclear material returned A stolen nuclear density meter containing radioactive material has been handed in to police. Fairfax NZ News

China in talks to build UK plants China is poised to make a dramatic intervention in Britain’s energy future by offering to invest billions of pounds in building a series of new nuclear power stations. Guardian

China deals a boost to Canada uranium exports Canada and China have strengthened a nuclear cooperation agreement that will allow Canadian companies to export more uranium to China, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Thursday. AFP

Egypt’s atomic ambitions derailed by Fukushima crisis The long-term plan for building Egypt’s first nuclear power plant has become bogged down by protests as residents were awakened to the dangers of nuclear power mismanagement by the Fukushima crisis. Jiji

Richard Branson urges Obama to back next-generation nuclear technology Sir Richard Branson is urging the US government to help commercialise a controversial class of nuclear reactor, according to a letter seen by the Guardian asking for a meeting with President Barack Obama and US energy secretary Steven Chu. Guardian

Taiwan Ready to Forgo Nuclear Fuel-Making in U.S. Trade Pact Renewal The government of Taiwan is prepared to renounce any right to produce nuclear fuel in a forthcoming renewal of its 40-year-old atomic energy cooperation agreement with the United States, according to officials from both nations. National Journal

Commercial operation at Shin-Kori 2 South Korea’s newest nuclear power reactor has entered commercial operation. The country now has 22 nuclear units that together supply about one third of its electricity. WNN

Report on high-level nuclear waste storage for Cumbria A report into the implications for Cumbria of hosting a high-level nuclear waste repository has been released BBC

Opinion and Analysis

Nuclear Threat Initiative: How India stands to gain Times of India

Trying to Tally Fukushima NYT

Opportunity after the disaster BOAS

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