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 12, 2012

IAEA in the News

Powers to voice deep concern about Iran nuclear advance Six world powers at a U.N. nuclear meeting are set to voice deep concern about Iran’s expanded uranium enrichment and urge it to open up to investigations, diplomats said on Tuesday, in search of a breakthrough to head off a risk of Israeli military action. Reuters

Chinese delegation hopes for resolution to funding gaps at IAEA The Chinese delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday said voluntary contributions to the body’s technical cooperation funding showed a downward trend in recent years. Xinhua

IAEA head advocates active use of peer review services for safety International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano expressed hope Monday that countries with nuclear power plants will actively use the IAEA’s peer review services. Jiji Press

IAEA Launches Database Of Fukushima Radiation Information The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a database of radiation measurements collected in Japan following last year’s accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). RTTNews

Other Nuclear News

UN Invites Iran to Helsinki Conference on Nuclear-Free Middle East Representative of the UN Secretary General Jaakko Laajava held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohammad Mehdi Akhoundzadeh in Tehran on Monday, and invited Iran to attend the upcoming conference on the nuclear-free Middle East in Finland. FNA

Nuclear test ban data centre to open in Minsk A national data center of the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) will be opened in Minsk on 11 September, representatives of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry told BelTA. BELTA

U.S. rebuffs Israel on ‘red lines’ over Iran nuclear program The Obama administration is rebuffing Israeli pressure to sharpen its threats to Iran over its disputed nuclear development program. LATimes / WP

UN presses US to increase Marshalls nuclear compensation The United States needs to provide extra compensation to settle claims by nuclear-affected Marshall islanders and end a “legacy of distrust”, according to a UN report released Tuesday. AFP

Dirty Bomb Threat Lurks in U.S. Hospitals, Fed Study Warns Eleven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Government Accountability Office has released a report saying that hospitals have been negligent in securing the radioactive materials they use to treat cancer patients, potentially putting the materials in the hands of terrorists who could use them to make a dirty bomb. ABC

UAE plans for safety Two United Arab Emirates (UAE) bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate the development of off-site emergency plans for the country’s first nuclear power plant. WNN

Russia claims 1.0 bn euros over Bulgaria nuclear deal Russia has raised to one billion euros ($1.3 billion) its compensation claim against Bulgaria over Sofia’s decision to drop a deal for a Russian firm to build a new nuclear power plant. AFP / WNN

Opinion and Analysis

Poland Gets Ready for First Nuclear Power Plant IDN