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 8, 2012

Nuclear News

U.S. Regulator Halts Nuclear-Plant Licensing The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it would stop issuing licenses for nuclear plants until it addresses problems with its nuclear-waste policy that were raised by a recent federal appeals court decision. WSJ / Reuters

Security Questions Are Raised by Break-In at a Nuclear Site An 82-year-old nun and two fellow pacifists who penetrated the defenses of one of the nation’s most important nuclear weapons facilities last week are due in federal court in Knoxville, Tenn., on Thursday to face charges of trespassing and spray-painting antiwar slogans on a building that houses nuclear bomb fuel. But the incident has also put the Department of Energy’s security system on trial. NYT

Former Iranian president: adopt detente policy in nuclear dispute The Iranian government should adopt a policy of detente with the West in the Islamic state’s nuclear dispute, former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani said according to a report Monday by news website Khabaronline. Journal of Turkish Weekly

France details nuclear waste inventory France had an inventory of radioactive wastes totalling some 1.32 million cubic metres in 2010, according to the latest data released by the national radioactive waste management agency Andra. WNN

Japan’s Nuclear Debate Weighs Safety, Economics At 6 p.m. every Friday – with the kind of precision timing the Japanese live by – the protests in downtown Tokyo begin. NPR

Opinion and Analysis

New tech raises proliferation risk Japan Times

New impetus for antinuke movement Japan Times

Contemplating a third nuclear test in North Korea BOAS

‘Chinese Checkers’ At The Nuclear Suppliers Group Eurasia Review