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 19, 2012

IAEA in the News

Ninh Thuan nuclear power plants may not be kicked off as schedule On the sidelines of the conference “Development of nuclear power infrastructure,” held recently by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA,) Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan talked with the press about the Ninh Thuan nuclear power plants. VteNamNet Bridge

Other Nuclear News

Ours is a peaceful N-programme: Iran As the European Union (EU) slapped further sanctions on Iran’s gas, oil and maritime sectors for its nuclear programme, Tehran declared there was an “easy solution” to the nuclear dispute. Times of India / LA Times

Russia criticizes EU Iran sanctions, urges talks Russia criticized the European Union on Wednesday for imposing new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program and called for a fresh round of talks between world powers and Tehran as soon as possible. Reuters / AFP

Nuclear power must for low-carbon economy: Sachs Making a strong case for nuclear power, the UN Secretary-General’s special advisor Jeffrey Sachs today said it is a must that the world economy is transformed to a low-carbon producer and held that it was a safer source of energy than coal. PTI

Japan tightening nuclear safety rules-chief regulator Japan’s new nuclear regulator will impose tighter safety standards for atomic plants, taking account of geological data in the earthquake-prone country, its head said on Thursday. Reuters

‘No bid to appease Russia in Kudankulam deal’ The government Thursday denied that it sought to “appease” Russia by exempting it from any liability under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010, in the event of any accident at Kudankulam power plant in Tamil Nadu. IANS

Cosmic rays eyed to locate nuke fuel melt Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method to use cosmic rays to locate molten nuclear fuel within the crippled reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the U.S. institute said Wednesday. Kyodo

French Nuclear Body: Five Years Before Fessenheim Dismantling The French government has decided that Fessenheim, France’s oldest nuclear plant, should be shut down by 2016 yet the plant’s owner and operator EDF first needs to put together the documents outlining the decommissioning process, which should take around two years “for an acceptable dossier,” Mr. Lacoste told a French Senate commission. Dow Jones Newswires

Armenian NPP to extend term of operation by 10 years The governments of Armenia and U.S. have signed a memorandum of understanding related to energy sector. Armenian side was represented by Energy Minister Armen Movsisyan; Ambassador John Heffern signed the document on the U.S. side. Pan Armenian

Nuclear power plants located in tsunami risk zones Scientists have highlighted this disaster as a wake-up call, and one team of scientists has assessed ‘potentially dangerous’ areas that are home to completed nuclear plants or those under construction. Phys.org

Opinion and Analysis

Don’t Go Baghdad on Teheran Foreign Affairs

Arms control should be high on president’s agenda LA Times

World watches as we forge nuclear deal with India Canberra Times