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 17, 2012

IAEA in the News

KISR to set up program to fight obesity in children Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research is to set up a program to fight the obesity of children through the assessment of school meals, meals consumption and physical education classes. …The programs sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), focuses on the concept of fighting obesity in children by estimating total energy exertion and calculating the Body Mass Index (BMI) and body mineral density by the use of nuclear measuring techniques. KUNA

Slovakia: Big nuclear safety drill scheduled for this week Under the guidance of the Ministry of Interior extensive safety drill will be executed in the area of Bohunice Nuclear Power Plant. …Neighboring countries, International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Commission will be informed. Energy in Slovakia

Minister calls for Indo-Lanka nuclear safety pact Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka on Monday stressed the importance of India and Sri Lanka entering into a nuclear safety pact in keeping with International Atomic Energy Agency regulations. Daily News (Sri Lanka)

Other Nuclear News

Iran says P5+1 can be back to talks with a logical approach Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast warns against the EU mistake in imposing new round of sanctions on Iran and recommends that the EU and the P5+1 adopt a logical approach towards the issue. ISNA

Japan, South Korea and US officials agree to keep close watch on NKorea Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan have agreed to maintain close communications on North Korea’s development of missiles and nuclear weapons. AP

China to invest in nuclear security and contamination control China will have to spend around 80 billion yuan ($15.58 billion) by 2015 to upgrade the security of its nuclear facilities and radioactive contamination control to international standards, a report issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection said. Reuters

Chinese A-bomb test base open to tourists China is giving the public access to a deserted nuclear experiment site where scientists worked day and night more than half a century ago to develop the country’s first atomic bomb. Xinhua

Hitachi’s nuclear plan hits bump / Lithuania referendum on construction project could hurt export strategy A Lithuanian referendum result has cast a shadow over Hitachi Ltd.’s strategy to increase sales from its nuclear business–and could affect other Japanese companies in the nuclear industry. Yomiuri Shimbun

Bahrain postpones nuclear energy plans Bahrain has postponed its plans to adopt nuclear energy as a source of power by 2017, according to sources familiar with the matter. Trade Arabia

Nuclear island for Murmansk The so-called Nuclear Island – Atomflot’s storage facilities for spent fuel – will start operating ashore the Kola Bay in 2013. Barentsnova

Opinion and Analysis

Power industry’s persistence on nuclear future simply baffling Asahi Shimbun

Give nuclear power a larger role Japan Times

Remembering the Nuclear Red Line Moscow Times

CEE nuclear power: deeper in doubt FT

Nuclear Desalination Best Step Forward for UAE, Says Masdar Institute Faculty Zawya