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 21, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA Security Official Seeks More Money to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism The International Atomic Energy Agency’s top nuclear security official said his operation must have more money and people if it is to meet nations’ growing demand for help in ensuring their atomic facilities are protected against terrorism. GSN

IAEA team to visit India’s nuke plants by year-end A team of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit India later this year to analyse the safety aspects of the country’s nuclear power plants. Hindustan Times

Other Nuclear News

Wild monkeys to be used for measuring forest radiation levels A professor is planning to attach radiation measuring devices to wild monkeys to create radiation maps of forests contaminated by the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Mainichi

‘Trident may remain’ after Yes vote Scotland may be left hosting the UK’s nuclear deterrent even if it votes to remove the weapons after independence, the SNP leadership is being warned. UKPA

India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tueday, an idea first thrown up by the late Rajiv Gandhi. Andhra Headlines

First licence for Canadian new build Canadian nuclear regulators have issued a site preparation licence for proposed new reactors at the Darlington site in Ontario. WNN

Environmental approval for Canadian mine Canada’s environment minister has approved the environmental assessment (EA) for the Midwest uranium project in Saskatchewan. WNN

Seismic study near California nuclear plant wins key approval A plan to fire powerful sonar devices and map seismic fault lines off California’s central coast near a nuclear power plant received key approval on Monday from state officials despite concerns about its impact on marine life. Reuters

Ailing San Onofre nuclear plant downsizes staff Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the ailing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a decision that follows two years of analysis that included comparisons to similar nuclear plants, utility officials said Monday. AP

Pressurizer in place at new Russian unit The pressurizer has been installed in the reactor building of Novovoronezh Phase II unit 1, general designer and contractor AtomEnergoProekt (AEP) announced. WNN

Medical Radiation Soars, With Risks Often Overlooked Radiation, like alcohol, is a double-edged sword. It has indisputable medical advantages: Radiation can reveal hidden problems, from broken bones and lung lesions to heart defects and tumors. NYT

Opinion and Analysis

Korea nuke testing to influence others Sky News

U.S. nuclear industry turning weapons into clean power Orlando Sentinal

Another reason the U.S. shouldn’t go to war with Iran FP

North Korea threatens to reconsider 2005 agreement with U.S. FP