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 29, 2012

A review of today's news covering the IAEA and related nuclear issues. | 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.
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29 October 2012 IAEA Daily Press Review

IAEA in the News

IAEA experts to begin review of nuclear plants in Rajasthan tomorrow Global nuclear watchdog IAEA will begin on Tuesday an in-depth operational safety review of two atomic power plants at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan, the first such exercise in India after the Fukushima nuclear accident. PTI
/ BERNAMA
/ DNA

Chennai: Protests at state secretariat against IAEA team’s visit Anti-nuclear activists in Chennai on Monday morning laid siege to the state secretariat, demonstrating against the India visit by a team from the international watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). CNN/IBN

Tumor unit boost The Ministry of Health is working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international donors to build an Oncology Unit in Fiji. …He said this advancement was a result of Fiji’s membership of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Fiji Times

Other Nuclear News

Iran filling nuclear bunker with centrifuges: diplomats Iran appears to have nearly finished installing centrifuges at its underground nuclear plant, Western diplomats say, potentially boosting its capacity to make weapons-grade uranium if it chose to do so. Reuters
/ NYT

President Hails Iran’s Rapid Progress in Building Well-Equipped Plants Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad praised the country’s youth and experts for the rapid construction of different hi-tech and well-equipped plants in Iran, and said such successes were achieved despite enemies’ obstacles and sanctions. FNA

Nuclear Reactors Await Hurricane Sandy Among the various immobile pieces of infrastructure in the path of the East Coast hurricane are around 20 nuclear reactors, from Calvert Cliffs in southern Maryland to Pilgrim in Plymouth, Mass., and Vermont Yankee, just north of the Massachusetts line in Vernon, Vt. But the industry and regulatory officials say that this is an anticipated challenge. NYT

Panetta says no signs of NK’s imminent nuke test yet U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday that North Korea is apparently planning for another nuclear test but there is no indication of any imminent action. Yonhap

S. Korea pushes to upgrade software of PAC-2 missile system South Korea’s defense ministry said Monday it is considering upgrading the software of the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-2 system to improve its accurasy so as to better cope with North Korean missile and nuclear threats. Yonhap

China Slows Development of Nuclear Power Plants Still responding to the partial meltdowns last year at nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan, the Chinese government has lowered its target for the construction of nuclear power plants by 2015, notably by not building more nuclear reactors at inland locations. NYT
/ CSM

Cesium in fish off Fukushima suggests continued contamination from seabed or nuclear reactors Radioactive cesium levels in most kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima haven’t declined in the year following Japan’s nuclear disaster, a signal that the seafloor or leakage from the damaged reactors must be continuing to contaminate the waters – possibly threatening fisheries for decades, a researcher says. AP

Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells Slovenia preventively shut down production Sunday at its only nuclear power plant after a steep increase in the flow of the Sava river used for cooling the system, the Krsko nuclear plant said in a statement. AFP

Hammond backs nuclear missile revamp Philip Hammond, defence secretary, will on Monday throw his weight behind plans for a like-for-like replacement of the UK nuclear deterrent, announcing that 350m pounds will be spent on design work for the successor programme. FT

Sekhar Basu: ‘Our policy is to reprocess all the fuel put into a nuclear reactor’ Post the Fukushima disaster, one of the key issues protesters raise is nuclear waste generated by a nuclear plant and its final disposal. Sekhar Basu, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) speaks to R. Prasad about nuclear waste generation, reprocessing and final disposal. Hindu

World’s Most Powerful Laser Beams to Zap Nuclear Waste The European Union will spend about 700 million euros ($900 million) to build the world’s most powerful lasers, technology that could destroy nuclear waste and provide new cancer treatments. Bloomberg

Opinion and Analysis

Bulgaria: a nuclear referendumFT

Japan can’t keep avoiding the nuclear threatSun Daily

Indian uranium deals a long way off Australian

Aim for nuclear disarmamentJapan Times

Nuclear-free Middle East faces an arduous roadArab News

Strategic MisdirectionFP

Tibor Toth: A Nuclear WorldChicago Tribune

Thank you Vasili Arkhipov, the man who stopped nuclear warGuardian

The search for a nuclear umbrellaIndian Express

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