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.

November 15, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA completes safety review in Rajasthan N-plant A team of global nuclear experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday completed a 16-day review of the safety practices at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-units 3 and 4 in Rawatbhata. IANS / NDTV / The Hindu / Live Mint/WSJ

Commissioner Tumusiime holds bilateral meeting with Director General Mr. Amano The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mr Yukiya Amano held a bilateral meeting with the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace on 12 November 2012, at the AU headquarters. The Director General visit to the AUC is in support of the agency’s efforts to promote the peaceful use of nuclear techniques in the relevant sectors. African Press Organization

Ethiopia Is Using Radiation to Eradicate Tsetse Flies Ethiopia is winning the battle against the tsetse fly, using what officials say is safe nuclear technology. Voice of America

Other Nuclear News

Obama vows new push to solve Iran nuclear crisis President Barack Obama promised to launch a new diplomatic push to solve the longstanding crisis over Iran’s disputed nuclear program, saying there was still a “window of time” to end the standoff. AFP /Washington Post

Iran urges P5+1 to resume negotiations at earliest Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili has reaffirmed Tehran’s constant readiness to hold talks with the six major world powers of the P5+1, expressing hope the group will resume negotiations ‘at the earliest’. Press TV / AFP

Chernobyl study shows need for caution in Fukushima A study released Thursday by a U.S. research team links protracted exposure to low-level radiation to a higher risk of leukemia among workers engaged in the cleanup of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and points to the need to protect those involved in dealing with the Fukushima crisis. Kyodo

Ocean still suffering from Fukushima fallout Radioactivity is persisting in the ocean waters close to Japan’s ruined nuclear power plant at Fukushima Daiichi. Nature

Opinion and Analysis

Nuclear Disarmament NY Times