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.

September 4, 2012

IAEA in the News


IAEA organizes course on Radioactive Material An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), African Regional Cooperation Agreement (AFRA) course on Security in Transport of Radioactive Material and Quality Management Systems in the Provision of External Radiation Services, has open in Accra. GNA

Other Nuclear News

NAM summit backs Iran’s nuclear program The final communique of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, which was adopted unanimously on Friday, has expressed support for Iran’s nuclear program. Tehran Times

Iran opens uranium enrichment site to visit by Mongolia’s president Iran on Monday gave Mongolia’s president a tour of its main uranium enrichment plant, the first time that it has opened the site to a foreign leader. AP

Japan to set energy policy but “no stance” on nuclear: minister Japan is scheduled to set national energy policy early next week, Economics Minister Motohisa Furukawa said on Tuesday, although he said the government had not taken any particular position on the main question over the role of nuclear power. Reuters

Tochigi forest eyed as N-waste disposal site The Environment Ministry said Monday it has selected a national forest in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture, as a candidate site for final disposal of waste contaminated by radioactive substances from last year’s nuclear accident. Jiji Press

Kudankulam nuclear plant full-load commissioning by Dec: AEC The Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is expected to begin full-load generation of 1000 MW from its first unit by December, an Atomic Energy Commission official said today. PTI

‘Redtape coming in way of India’s membership of CERN council’ The Environment Ministry said Monday it has selected a national forest in Yaita, Tochigi Prefecture, as a candidate site for final disposal of waste contaminated by radioactive substances from last year’s nuclear accident. Business Line

Egypt: Minister – Nation to Press Ahead With Nuclear Program to Challenge Dearth of Electricity Production Minister of Electricity Mahmoud Balba’a reviewed the report with Prime Minister Hisham Qandil before forwarding it to President Mohamed Morsi. All Africa

Nigeria: Oil Companies Abandon 26 Radioactive Sources Oil companies operating in Nigeria have abandoned at least 26 radioactive sources in the Niger Delta region from year 2000 to 2011, the Nigeria Nuclear Regulators said. Daily Trust

Atom Project – alerting the world to the horrors of nuclear testing The Atom Project aims to tell the tragic yet hopeful stories of survivors of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan. Euronews

Opinion and Analysis

This Is How Russia Disposes Of Its Dated Nuclear Submarines Business Insider

Give up KKNPP: Ramadoss The Hindu

AERB detects flaws at nuclear plants Business Standard