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 30, 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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30 October 2012 IAEA Daily Press Review

IAEA in the News

IAEA team tours Indian N-plant after radiation leak A team from the UN’s nuclear watchdog began a safety inspection Monday at a power plant in northern India where dozens of workers were exposed to radiation in separate leaks earlier this year. AFP
/ TNN
/ PTI
/ ABC News

Fukushima to build atomic energy research base with IAEA Fukushima Prefecture, site of last year’s nuclear disaster, will establish a research base there with the International Atomic Energy Agency to study decontamination and radiation safety measures, officials said Oct. 29. Asahi Shimbun

Other Nuclear News

U.S. nuclear plant declares “alert” after Sandy storm surge: NRC Exelon Corp declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use emergency water supplies to cool spent uranium fuel rods. Reuters
/ AP
/AFP
/FT
/Bloomberg

CR, Slovakia to cooperate on nuclear energy issues Uherske Hradiste, south Moravia, Oct 29 (CTK) – The Czech Republic and Slovakia will cooperate in nuclear energy issues and will defend the right to use nuclear energy within the European Union (EU), both countries’ prime ministers agreed at a meeting in Uherske Hradiste yesterday. CTK

Renewable energy will overtake nuclear power in UK, study says Renewable energy will overtake nuclear power in the UK by 2018, if current rates of growth continue, and will provide enough power for one in 10 British homes by 2015, according to new research. Guardian

Kudankulam unit-I to be operational shortly: Sinha The much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power project is expected to become operational shortly, Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission said today. PTI

Nuclear simulations find local govts flat-footed Situated about 40 kilometers away from the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, the city government of Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, probably spent little time worrying about what to do if a major nuclear crisis were to break out at the plant–until the government released the results of its latest disaster simulations, that is. Yomiuri Shimbun

Japan-Style Nuclear Safety Errors Abound, Regulator Warns Japan’s nuclear safety failures that led to last year’s disaster at Fukushima are being repeated in other countries that operate atomic reactors, according to France’s top regulator. Bloomberg

Nuclear Power Plant Reactor in Gyeongju Shuts Down A nuclear power generator at the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Korea’s southeastern city of Gyeongju automatically shut down on Monday evening. Arirang News

Finland Builds Island Nuclear Dump; Others Lag Olkiluoto is different from other idyllic islands off Finland’s west coast. Instead of summer cottages where Finns sunbathe and enjoy saunas under tall birch and pine trees, this is where the nation will store its most toxic nuclear waste for the next 100,000 years. Bloomberg

Opinion and Analysis

Don’t Politicize Sandy – Hurricane Normal Problem for NukesForbes

Behind the no-nuclear optionJapan Times

Nuclear safety before vendor interestsHindu

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