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 7, 2012

Nuclear News

Japan Utility Shows Recordings of Nuclear Crisis Recordings of teleconferences between the Tokyo headquarters of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant and the plant’s managers in the early days of last year’s accident offer a firsthand account of the last-ditch – and ultimately unsuccessful – attempts to avert multiple meltdowns in the unfolding nuclear disaster. NYT / AFP / Wall Street Journal

Fukushima nuke plant worker on-duty without dosimeter A worker at the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was not wearing a dosimeter while on-duty on Aug. 3, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced on the same day. Mainichi

Iran airs “confessions” in killings of nuclear scientists Iranian state television aired what it described as confessions of individuals accused of assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, saying they worked as Israeli agents to sabotage the country’s nuclear programme. Reuters

North Korea Threatens Harder Line in Nuclear Disarmament Talks In a rare direct message, a senior North Korean official has told VOA the Pyongyang government intends to harden its opposition to international pressure against its nuclear weapons program. VOA

U.S. to give radioactive material transportation vehicles to Kazakhstan On August 8 the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kenneth Fairfax will transfer several vehicles designed to safely transport radioactive materials to the National Atomic Energy Institute of Kazakhstan, the Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan said in a statement on Friday. Interfax

Opinion and Analysis

Stuck on Iran WP

Time Is Short For Iran Diplomacy Wall Street Journal

US general asks cut in nuclear stockpile Boston Globe

Japan’s Nuclear Debate Stirs Anxieties In Region Eurasia Review

Japan’s Reassuring Nuclear History Huffington Post

On Aug. 6, a call to disarm Bangkok Post