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 19, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA renews pressure on Iran after “terrorists” charge The U.N. nuclear agency said on Tuesday Iran must address concerns about its suspected atom bomb research, one day after Tehran alleged that “terrorists” had infiltrated the organisation to sabotage the Islamic Republic’s uranium enrichment plants. Reuters

IAEA team to carry out survey at Rajasthan plants The International Atomic Energy Agency will in November conduct a safety survey at the Rawatbhata atomic power plant in Rajasthan, a foreign ministry spokesman said. WSJ / PTI

Data on Fukushima radiation monitoring A mass of data on radioactive emissions from the Fukushima nuclear accident has been made available by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). WNN

EPRI, IAEA to jointly research nuclear power plant development The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced a three-year collaboration to promote public benefit research into nuclear power plant development, operation, decommissioning, and waste disposal. Power Engineering

Rosatom, IAEA sign agreement on nuclear knowledge management Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday signed practical agreements in the area of nuclear knowledge management. ITAR

Vietnam commits to nuclear safety regulations Vietnam always attaches importance to cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other international organisations in all nuclear energy related issues for peaceful purposes. VNA/VOV

Other Nuclear News

Negotiators Meet in Bid to Revive Iran Talks The top nuclear negotiators for Iran and the big powers met face to face for the first time in nearly three months on Tuesday, part of an effort to revive the stalled talks over Iran’s disputed uranium enrichment activities as new military tensions roil the Middle East. NYT / Reuters / AAP

P5 recognises Mongolia as atomic weapons free In a significant agreement, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Mongolia have signed a declaration reaffirming the atomic weapon free status of the country sandwiched between nuclear powers Russia and China. Press Trust of India / ANP/AFP

Japan gets new nuclear watchdog Japan on Wednesday launched a new independent nuclear regulatory body in response to claims that cosy relationships and an overly powerful industry were responsible for the disaster at Fukushima. AFP

Bahrain, UAE probe suspicious shipments headed to Iran Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have confiscated a number of items Iran may have sought for its nuclear program, a development that diplomats said showed how enforcement of UN sanctions against Tehran is steadily improving. Reuters

Ottawa ends UAE spat with nuclear deal The Harper government has sealed the end of its spat with the United Arab Emirates with an agreement to sell the Gulf country nuclear technology. Globe and Mail

Swiss nuclear smugglers avoid more jail time after assisting CIA Three Swiss engineers accused of participating in a global nuclear smuggling ring are set to avoid further prison time, in part because they helped the CIA bust the network that was supplying Libya’s atomic weapons program. AP

Historic nuclear cruiser headed to scrap heap The USS Long Beach, the first nuclear-powered surface warship, went around the world in a 1964 tour designed to showcase the possibilities of nuclear propulsion. WP

Opinion and Analysis

No more hedging, time to defuse Iranian nuclear issue CNN