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 25, 2012

Nuclear News

Ahmadinejad dismisses war threats on Iran nuclear program, says he seeks dialogue Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday dismissed threats of military action against Iran’s nuclear program, arguing that his country’s project to enrich uranium is only for peaceful purposes and saying that Iran has no worries about a possible Israeli attack. AP / AFP / RIA Novosti

DPP lawmakers consider nuclear power referendum While pushing for the review of a draft act for a nuclear-free homeland, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators yesterday raised the possibility of a nation-wide referendum on the issue. Taipei Times

23 nuclear power plants are in tsunami risk areas The tsunami in Japan in March 2011 unleashed a series of negligence related with the resulting nuclear disaster. SPX

Noda to tap nuke minister as policy chief Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda decided Monday to tap nuclear minister Goshi Hosono as the ruling party’s policy chief, local media said. Xinhua

Cesium contamination in food appears to be on wane It’s been 18 months since the Fukushima nuclear disaster contaminated much of the prefecture and beyond, and reports are still coming in about radiation in food exceeding the government limit. Japan Times

Fukushima tobacco farmers prepare to ship Farmers in Fukushima Prefecture have harvested leaf tobacco for the first time since cultivation was temporarily stopped due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, and are making preparations to ship the product around December. Yomiuri Shimbun

India to host meet for global n-energy players India will Tuesday host a global meet on nuclear energy here that will offer networking and marketing opportunities for international firms and agencies, an official said Sunday. Power Engineering

Gradual growth in US support for nuclear Support for nuclear energy in the USA is gradually approaching pre-Fukushima levels, a new public opinion poll shows. Some 65% of Americans now favour the use of nuclear, compared with 71% before the accident. WNN / NEI

China in UK Nuclear Talks China has emerged as a potential investor in the £14billion project to build the next generation of British nuclear reactors. Express

Nuclear medicine partnership South Africa and Australia have partnered to deliver lifesaving nuclear medicines to heart and cancer patients worldwide in what the Nuclear Energy Corporation has termed an “exciting collaboration”. New Age

Success for uranium-from-phosphate plant A portable demonstration plant has achieved “exceptional results” with uranium recoveries of over 90% during steady state operations. WNN

Uranium company celebrates first shipment An Australian uranium trader is celebrating its first shipment of uranium from Australia to China, which it claims signals the start of a significant opportunity for Australian uranium producers. WNN

Opinion and Analysis

Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Israeli threats, nuclear program and Syria WP

Obama’s policy on Iran bears some fruit, but nuclear program still advances WP

Will Cumbria council block plans to store UK nuclear waste? Business Green

Uranium Substitute Is No Longer Needed, but Its Disposal May Pose Security Risk NYT

India moving closer to joining NSG, US leads the charge IANS