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July 27, 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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27 July 2012 IAEA Daily Press Review

IAEA in the News


IAEA delegation to visit Tohoku Electric’s quake-hit Onagawa nuclear plant A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Tohoku Electric’s earthquake-hit Onagawa nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan from July 29 to August 11, Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Thursday. Platts

Other Nuclear News

Top EU and Iranian officials to meet ‘soon’ to try resolving nuclear impasse The European Union says top EU and Iranian representatives will “soon” hold talks on restarting the stalled negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program. AP

Japan government names radiation physicist as new atomic regulator head Japan’s government on Thursday nominated Shunichi Tanaka, an expert in radiation physics, to head a new safety regulator, taking a step forward in its efforts to restore trust in nuclear power, shattered by last year’s Fukushima disaster Reuters

Cumulative radiation doses at Fukushima Daiichi increase 16-fold Cumulative radiation doses for workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant over the one-year period since the start of the disaster increased roughly 16-fold from the previous year, data compiled by the plant operator showed Wednesday. Kyodo

Radioactive cores hampered probes The failure to make detailed probes into what happened and is still happening in nuclear reactors because of extremely high radioactivity levels has hampered the government-appointed investigation team, along with three other investigative bodies, from uncovering the full breadth of causes of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crisis. Yomiuri Shimbun

Seawater inflow accident could lead to decommissioning of Hamaoka nuke reactor An expert panel to the government will start considering whether to decommission a reactor at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant in Shizuoka Prefecture after assessing possible damage from a seawater inflow accident last year, it has been learned. Mainichi

Nuclear regulator loses radioactive Cesium-137 after training exercise for summer students The federal agency responsible for regulating nuclear material in Canada lost an undisclosed amount of a “high-risk radioactive nuclear substance” for the better part of three weeks before it was discovered in a meeting room in its downtown Ottawa offices. Ottawa Citizen

Heat Sends U.S. Nuclear Power Production to 9-Year Low Nuclear-power production in the U.S. is at the lowest seasonal levels in nine years as drought and heat force reactors from Ohio to Vermont to slow output. Bloomberg

Saudis, Emirates push nuclear power plans Saudi Arabia is pressing ahead with its ambitious plans to develop nuclear power to meet rising electricity demand and save oil for export. UPI

Russian nuclear state corporation increases interest in South Africa South Africa has become only the third country where Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has registered a marketing office, having previously opened offices in the Ukraine and Singapore. ESI-Africa

Areva raises outlook on improved nuclear prospects Areva, the world’s biggest maker of nuclear plants, raised its outlook for the year after first-half earnings exceeded its own expectations thanks partly to revenue growth in its nuclear business and the effects of its restructuring. Reuters

Opinion and Analysis

Iran and its nuclear programme The Nation

America’s Role in Helping Iran Develop its Nuclear Program The Atlantic

Nuclear projects and transparency Gulf Daily News

Brighter Than 100 Suns: Preparing for Nuclear Attack in New York City, 1951 WNYC

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