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.

October 1, 2012

IAEA in the News

UN nuclear chief says the threat of nuclear terrorism has not diminished The U.N. nuclear chief warned Friday that the threat of nuclear terrorism has not diminished, saying a key risk is that terrorists could detonate a so-called “dirty bomb” to contaminate a major city. AP

Other Nuclear News

Ahmadinejad Suggests Progress on Nuclear Talks After U.S. Election Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday suggested international talks over the country’s nuclear program could make some headway after the U.S. presidential elections, injecting himself into a campaign where both candidates are seeking to take a hard line against the prospect of a nuclear-armed Tehran. WSJ / CNN

Moscow Urges Six-Party Talks on Iran Russia hopes to see the next round of six-party talks on Iran take place soon, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday. RIA Novosti

Japan Minister Says Nationalization Needed to Phase Out Nuclear Japan’s government should take control of nuclear power plants to achieve its goal of phasing out atomic power over the next three decades, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano wrote in a book published today. Bloomberg / AP

Dealing with debris at Fukushima Daiichi 3 A steel beam slipped into the fuel pond of Fukushima Daiichi 3 during an operation to remove tonnes of debris. WNN

Pakistan’s nuclear programme fully secure: FM Khar Pakistan told the United Nations Friday that it accords the “highest priority” to ensuring a fool-proof safety and security mechanism for the country’s nuclear programme. APP

S. Korea, U.S. halt talks on nuclear energy cooperation South Korea and the United States have called a halt to their sensitive negotiation on future nuclear energy cooperation, an informed source here said Thursday. Yonhap

Officials mull seismic tests near US nuclear plant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wants to use big air guns to emit strong sound waves into a large, near-shore area that includes parts of marine reserves to make three-dimensional maps of fault zones, some of which were discovered in 2008, near its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. AP

Share of nuclear power in Russia to grow up to 27 prc by 2030 By 2030 the share of nuclear power generation in Russia is expected to grow by 25-27 percent. ITAR-TASS

Bulgaria seeks information on US nuclear plant investor Bulgaria said Friday it was seeking information from the United States Department of Energy on a US-based consortium, which said this week it wished to take over a shelved nuclear plant project. AFP

Opinion and Analysis

How to Help Iran Build a Bomb NYT

Azerbaijan eyes aiding Israel against Iran Reuters

Are Iran’s nuclear sabotage fears justified? DW

So Far Unfruitful, Fusion Project Faces a Frugal Congress NYT