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 14, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA chief wants Iran ‘to understand the message’ Iran should “understand the message” that it needs to do more to address global concerns that it wants the bomb, following the UN atomic agency’s latest board resolution, the watchdog’s chief told AFP. AFP

UN nuclear governors censure Iran over atom bomb concerns The 35-nation board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog censured Iran on Thursday for defying international demands to curb uranium enrichment and failing to address mounting disquiet about its suspected research into atomic bombs. Reuters / CNN / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Soltanieh denounces IAEA resolution against Iran as ‘political’ Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh has denounced the latest resolution by the UN agency on Iran’s nuclear energy program as ‘political’. Press TV

Other Nuclear News

Hollande urges Israel to favour diplomacy with Iran France joined a chorus of nations urging a peaceful solution to the Iran nuclear crisis Wednesday, as French President Francois Hollande urged Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to favour diplomacy. AFP

DPRK Censures U.S. for Strong-arm Policy Based on Nukes The head of the delegation of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace of the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Sept. 7 made a speech on the theme “Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Ensuring its Vitality” at the Moscow international conference on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. KCN

N. Korea enacts law to shore up radioactive safety North Korea has enacted a set of laws aimed at better managing its nuclear facilities, a copy of the new law showed Thursday, illustrating the nuclear-armed country’s efforts to prop up radioactive safety. Yonhap

High-level radiation in Belarus’ plant does not cause danger to Lithuania Lithuania’s Radiation Protection Centre (RSG) under the Ministry of Health says that radiation above an acceptable level at the Grodno Thermal Power Plant in neighbouring Belarus does not cause any danger to Lithuania. Baltic Course

Service Gives Fukushima Victims Timeline For Returning Home Unitika Ltd. (3103) has begun a service for real estate firms and residents in regions contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that provides an estimate of future radiation levels and predicts when people will be able to return to homes and farms. Nikkei

Ex-Tokyo police chief tapped for nuclear regulatory body secretariat The central government plans to appoint former Tokyo chief of police Katsuhiko Ikeda as the head of the secretariat for Japan’s new nuclear regulatory body, to be launched on Sept. 19, government sources said Wednesday. Kyodo

About 50 workers at Peach Bottom nuclear plant exposed to low levels of radiation Roughly 50 workers at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station were exposed to low levels of radiation early Tuesday after a discharge of contaminated steam. Daily Record

Kazakhstan’s Institute for Nuclear Physics converting its research reactor The Institute for Nuclear Physics under the National Nuclear Energy Center has started conversion of the research BBP-K reactor 20 km to the south of Almaty, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports, citing the Institute’s Director Erlan Batyrbekov. Tengri News

Opinion and Analysis

Chinese leader’s visit to Iran crucial for peace China Daily

Nuclear-free Middle East might be the answer Winnipegfreepress

India’s balancing act at Tehran meet Business Line