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.

August 6, 2012

IAEA in the News

Kudankulam nuclear reactor to be fuelled soon The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is hopeful of soon getting clearance from the sectoral regulator to fuel the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), a senior official said Sunday. …”After getting the AERB nod we have to inform the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about moving the fuel from the stores to the reactor. It is up to IAEA to send a person or not to oversee the process,” Bharadwaj said. SME Times

Other Nuclear News

Ashton, Jalili Fail to Set Date for New Iran Nuclear Talks European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili have postponed setting a date for a fresh round of talks on Iran’s controversial nuclear program until the end of August. RIA Novosti

Harry Truman’s grandson attends ceremony marking 67th anniversary of attack on Hiroshima Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Truman, the U.S. president who ordered the bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima. AP

Quick decommissioning in Germany Two of the German reactors ordered to shut after Fukushima will be dismantled as soon as possible. EnBW has applied for permission to do the work and said it has more than enough funds set aside. WNN

AREVA joins the World Association of Nuclear Operators AREVA is joining the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), as a Category 1 Member. SPX

S. Korea Restarts Aged Reactor Despite Safety Concerns One of South Korea’s oldest nuclear reactors resumed operation on Monday after months-long scrutiny over its safety, amid an impending power shortage due to a record heat wave that sweeps the East Asian country. RTT News

Candu expands cooperation with China Candu Energy has signed an agreement with three China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) subsidiaries to expand their cooperation in the development of thorium and recycled uranium as alternative fuels for new Candu reactors. WNN

SMR firsts and fanfares Companies competing for US federal funds to support the development of operational small modular reactors (SMRs) have been keen to report progress in their respective projects, including a first control room simulator and the launch of a fuel technology centre. WNN

Opinion and Analysis

Promoting a culture of safety that grows from the ground up The National

From Washington to Seoul: Advancing nuclear security Kyiv Post