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 5, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA experts visit Turkey”s nuclear reactor site Experts from the UN nuclear watchdog visited Turkey’s nuclear reactor’s location Tuesday to get acquainted with the construction progress. KUNA

IAEA delegation, SQU hold talks on nuclear medicine A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday held discussions with the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) authorities to boost cooperation through research and development initiatives in nuclear medicine and medical physics. Oman Tribune

Tanzania: Use ICT to Improve Food Safety – Expert Following the ongoing market developments in Africa’s regional blocks, countries have been advised to ensure mutual sharing of information and experience in monitoring food products circulated on the local markets. … The project was implemented from 2007 to 2010 with the financial support of over $220,000 (Tsh352m) from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). East African Business Week

Establishing Laboratory to Measure Hormone and Drug Remnants in Meat Veterinary Research Laboratory in Soba seeks to establish a laboratory to measure and determine the presence of organic or bacterial remnants, hormones or drugs in animals to put an end to accusations of spreading dangerous diseases. … International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) financed establishing the laboratory at a cost of 100.000 EUR, including equipment, training and exchange experiences. SUNA

Other Nuclear News

Russia to Transfer Full Control of Bushehr N. Power Plant to Iran Iran will get full control of its Bushehr nuke plant at the end of 2012 from the Russian contractor, a Russian project manager said Tuesday. FNA

S. Korea’s top nuclear envoy heads to Beijing for talks on N. Korea South South Korea’s top nuclear envoy left for China Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, after a U.N. nuclear watchdog cited major progress in the construction of a light water atomic reactor in the North. Yonhap / Xinhua

Last NISA report on stress tests is issued The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has published its last report on reactor stress tests before it hands over its work to a new atomic regulatory commission. Jiji Press

TEPCO sees improvement in water injection into Fukushima reactors The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Monday it has made progress in alleviating a problem affecting the flow of cooling water into the severely damaged reactors. Kyodo

Restoration plans for Fukushima area Plans to enable residents to rebuild their lives in certain evacuation zones around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant have been announced by Japan’s Reconstruction Agency. WNN

NNSA conducts medical training courses for radiation emergencies in South Africa Representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) traveled to South Africa to conduct two International Medical Management of Radiation Injuries (I-MED) courses, the agency said on Aug. 30. GSN

Just 68g of uranium found in Bolivia metal haul A massive stash of what was believed to be uranium found in Bolivia’s capital contains just 68 grams of the radioactive material, Bolivia’s Interior Minister said. AFP

Device containing radioactive element stolen from construction site in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia A device containing a radioactive element has been stolen from a construction site in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, announced the press center of the Interior Ministry. FOCUS

EDF opens first UK visitor centre Visitors are once again being encouraged to visit EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power stations with the opening of the first of a new generation of visitor centres at the Hunterston B plant. WNN

Opinion and Analysis

Hibbs: Can the atomic energy agency stop Iran? FP

A Steal at $10 Billion FP

Nuclear edge to sea disputes Japan Times

Kara Sea as nuclear Pandora box Voice of Russia