IAEA Daily Press Review

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July 30, 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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30 July 2012 IAEA Daily Press Review

Nuclear News

Japan anti-nuclear groups protest at parliament Tens of thousands of people protested against nuclear power outside Japan’s parliament on Sunday, the same day a proponent of using renewable energy to replace nuclear following the Fukushima disaster was defeated in a local election. Reuters

Majority at public hearings want nuclear-free Japan Citizens who wanted to voice their opinions on energy policy at eight public hearings overwhelmingly called for Japan to give up nuclear energy by 2030. Asahi Shimbun

‘Gori No. 1 reactor is safe to operate’ The No. 1 reactor of the Gori nuclear plant in Busan should resume operations to meet surging electricity demand amid the scorching heat wave gripping the nation, according to the state-run operator of Korea’s 21 atomic reactors. Korea Times

Minor amputation after radiography incident A Peruvian radiographer has lost part of a finger after working with an unshielded iridium-192 source. The event is classified a ‘serious incident’ at Level 3 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES). WNN

Romney Backs Israeli Stance on Threat of Nuclear Iran Mitt Romney said Sunday that preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear capability should be America’s highest national security priority, stressing that no option should be excluded in the effort. NYT

Officials want to turn World War II nuclear-weapon development sites into national parks Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory was such a well-kept secret during World War II that most Americans still don’t know that it sits off one of busiest highways in the South. Washington Post

Nuclear ‘a stepping stone’ to space exploration A new era of space exploration is dawning through the application of nuclear energy for rovers on Mars and the Moon, power generation at future bases on the surfaces of both and soon for rockets that enable interplanetary travel. WNN

Australia to sign nuclear cooperation and safety agreement with UAE Australia will provide the UAE with uranium fuel once nuclear plants are operation by 2017, Gulf News has learnt. GulfNews

Outlook for 2012 improves for Areva Areva has raised its forecast for 2012 after reporting first-half earnings higher than previously expected, partly due to increased revenue in its nuclear business and the effects of restructuring its operations. WNN

South Africa to sign host agreement on AU nuclear ban body The African Union (AU) is in negotiations with South Africa on the terms of hosting the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE), a body set up to promote peaceful nuclear use and nuclear science technologies, an AU official said. Africa News

Opinion and Analysis

Nuclear ‘hard to justify’, says GE chief FT

Iran brings forward nuclear timetable Ynetnews

Nuclear dumps are fast tracked Independent

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