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 10, 2012

Nuclear News

Obama order implements Iran sanctions approved by Congress President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that carries out new sanctions against Iran that Congress approved and that he signed this summer. AP

Iran Closer to Weapons-Grade Fuel, Experts Find Iran has advanced its nuclear program to where it will be able to produce weapons-grade fuel in two to four months, nuclear experts and former United Nations inspectors said. WSJ

Iran ready to ‘offer an exchange’ if enrichment right recognized: FM Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says he is optimistic about the resolution of nuclear dispute between Iran and the West. Tehran Times

‘I have been here for 27 hours’: anti-nuke activist Several Greenpeace activists claim they are still inside nuclear plant Ringhals, in the south of Sweden, after breaking into restricted areas on Tuesday. The Local / Reuters / WSJ

Review of restart plan for damaged San Onofre nuke plant could take months, possibly years Federal regulators disclosed Monday that the proposed restart of the long-shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could lead to an exhaustive review that might last months or even years. AP / see also AP

Missing radioactive tool recovered after 3 weeks A piece of oilfield equipment containing potentially dangerous radioactive material has been recovered three weeks after it went missing in West Texas. AP

Fast moves for nuclear development in Siberia An experimental lead-cooled nuclear reactor will be built at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC). If successful, the small BREST-300 unit could be the first of a new wave of Russian fast reactors. WNN

Opinion and Analysis

America’s nuclear tab nearing $660 billion, new report says FP

Nuclear safety concerns growing Korea Times

US doing little to eradicate nuclear weapons -Gorbachev AFP