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 15, 2012

IAEA in the News

Kazakhstan and IAEA to have another round of talks on hosting an international nuclear fuel bank Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency will have another round of talks on hosting an international nuclear fuel bank in the Kazakh territory; the talks will be held in Vienna this coming fall, Newskaz.ru reports, citing KazAtomProm National Nuclear Company Head Vladimir Shkolnik as saying August 15. TengriNews

Diplomat Raps UNSC for Biased Attitude towards Iran’s N. Dossier A senior Iranian diplomat lashed out at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for referring Iran’s nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council, and criticized the council’s biased attitude in approving anti-Iran resolutions. FARS News

Other Nuclear News

Iran Preparing to Lead Global Nonaligned Group Iran sometimes seems like one of the loneliest countries in the world, isolated by sanctions and shunned by Western leaders. NYT

Japan’s Toshiba eyes nuclear power alliance Toshiba plans to sell some of its controlling stake in nuclear-power unit Westinghouse Electric as it looks to form an alliance to tap demand in emerging markets, reports said Tuesday. AFP

TEPCO to take steps to prevent Fukushima plant workers from falsifying radiation readings Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) submitted to the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) a set of measures on Aug. 13 to prevent workers at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant from playing foul and falsifying radiation readings. Mainichi

After Fukushima, residents spared of nuclear contamination Residents near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan may have been spared the brunt of the deadly radiation that spewed from the failed reactors in March 2011, according to a study appearing tomorrow (Aug. 15) in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Live Science

Big lift helps clear the way Tepco’s latest step in decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi has been to remove unit 4′s containment vessel head from storage on the service floor. The lift is a milestone in a plan to remove nuclear fuel from the building. WNN

Russia set to turn screws on India If the government decides to bring Kudankulam’s third and fourth units under the purview of the nuclear liability law, which makes suppliers liable for compensation in case of accidents, Russia will mount double pressure on India. Times of India

No plans to stockpile nuclear waste in Belarus The nuclear waste generated by the Belarusian nuclear power plant will not be stockpiled in Belarus, Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Anatoly Lis told media on 13 August. BeLTA

African nuclear commission takes shape A new commission to coordinate and promote the development of nuclear energy in Africa is set to become fully operational after key founding documents were finalized and adopted. South Africa has agreed to host the commission in Pretoria. WNN

Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future After Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, Germany announced a groundbreaking energy plan: It would phase out all of its domestic nuclear power in a decade and make a transition to safer, carbon neutral energy. NPR

Report pushes for American interim store Industry is ready and money could be available to set up an interim store for US used nuclear fuel according to a report by the Brattle Group which points out the advantages of dry storage and the costs of further political delay. WNN

Opinion and Analysis

Why Do Israeli Media Keep Predicting War with Iran? Time

Iran’s strategy under new sanctions Al Jazeera