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 24, 2012

Nuclear News

Major powers examine long-shot options in Iran talks Big powers may ask Iran for stricter limits on its nuclear work if it wants an easing of harsh sanctions – a long-shot approach aimed at yielding a negotiated solution that has eluded them for more than a decade. Reuters

Nuclear watchdog may broaden definition of active fault lines A commissioner at the government nuclear watchdog has called for substantially expanding the definition of “active fault lines” in relation to nuclear reactor safety. Asahi Shimbun

No need for S’pore to rush into nuclear energy, says panel; Given current glut in power generation capacity, it also makes no economic sense Singapore does not need to rush into nuclear energy, the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Energy agreed yesterday, backing the recently-released conclusions of a government pre-feasibility study. Liquefied natural gas, on the other hand, appears a promising option, especially with the timely start-up of the LNG terminal here. Power Engineering

Chile to resume studying nuclear energy, undersecretary says After being stalled since early 2011, Energy Undersecretary Sergio del Campo said on Tuesday that Chile would resume exploring nuclear energy at the beginning of 2013. Reports concerning the viability of nuclear energy were halted due to the meltdown of the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Santiago Times

Opinion and Analysis

Doubts cast over Japan nuclear phase-out Financial Times

Aging and Expensive, Reactors Face Mothballs NYT

Why It Matters: Iran has become the most likely place for a new US military conflict AP

Why India needs nuclear power? Power Engineering