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 9, 2012

Nuclear News

Nagasaki marks nuclear bomb attack Japanese officials have pledged to seek a society less reliant on nuclear energy as the country marked the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. UKPA / Asahi Shimbun / Japan Daily Press

North Korea Able to Test Nukes in Two Weeks, Study Says North Korea is technically capable of conducting a nuclear test in as little as two weeks, according to a study published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Bloomberg

A Glut of Natural Gas Leaves Nuclear Power Stalled The nuclear renaissance is in danger of petering out before it has even begun, but not for the reasons most people once thought. Forget safety concerns, or the problem of where to store nuclear waste – the issue is simply cheap, abundant natural gas. Technology Review

Belgium mulls closing two nuclear reactors on safety fears Belgium’s nuclear watchdog is mulling the permanent closure of two of the country’s seven reactors producing electricity due to safety concerns, according to an internal document seen by AFP Wednesday. AFP

India’s first nuclear submarine set for sea trials India on Wednesday said its first home-built nuclear submarine was set for sea trials, as it detailed billion-dollar projects to arm its navy with warships, aircraft and modern weaponry. AFP

World powers needs to dismantle their nuclear weapons The United States along with all members of the nuclear weapons club must take the necessary steps toward nuclear disarmament, says the chair of Uniting for Peace. Press TV

Nuclear-free not bad for economy: Edano Industry minister Yukio Edano waded into the national debate on energy policy Tuesday, saying the nation could phase out nuclear power by 2030 without hurting the world’s third-largest economy. Jiji

Opinion and Analysis

A tale of a missed opportunity over Iran Asia Times

Selling uranium to India could make world safer Canberra Times

Should Britain Return to Nuclear Power? NYT