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 10, 2012

IAEA in the News

Japan’s Onagawa nuclear plant ‘remarkably undamaged’: IAEA The UN atomic agency said Friday that Japan’s Onagawa nuclear power plant, despite having been closest to the epicentre of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, was in surprisingly good shape. AFP

Other Nuclear News

Nagasaki wants Japan free of nuclear power The mayor of Nagasaki called Thursday for a Japan free of nuclear fears as the city marked the 67th anniversary of its World War II atomic bombing by the United States. AFP

Japan seeks to lessen nuclear energy use Japanese officials pledged to seek a society less reliant on nuclear energy as the country marked the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Thursday. AP

U.S. still believes Iran not on verge of nuclear weapon The United States still believes that Iran is not on the verge of having a nuclear weapon and that Tehran has not made a decision to pursue one, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Reuters

White House: U.S. focusing on talks with Iran, no comment on new intel report U.S. President Barack Obama remains committed to preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capabilities, a White House official said on Thursday, following comments by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, according to which the American president received a new intelligence report brought the U.S. position on the matter closer to that of Israel. Haaretz

Civil nuclear technology from US sought The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thursday urged the government to press upon the United States to provide civil nuclear technology to help Pakistan overcome ongoing electricity crisis. Pakistan Observer

Opinion and Analysis

Kahlili: Iran’s radical rulers close in on the bomb Washington Times

Consider Nuclear Business Review Australia

Preference policy given for atomic energy development VietNamNet