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 19, 2012

IAEA in the News

Iran’s Fordo Nuclear Complex Reaches Capacity Iran has finished installing all the critical equipment at a deep underground site where it is producing nuclear fuel that could quickly be converted to use in a nuclear weapon, international inspectors reported on Friday. New York Times / AFP / Reuters / Washington Post / WSJ

Iran defends “normal procedures” at Bushehr nuclear plant An Iranian diplomat said on Sunday Iran had unloaded fuel from its first atomic power plant as part of a normal technical procedure linked to transferring responsibility for the plant from Russian engineers. Reuters

Iran delays planned start-up of Arak nuclear reactor Iran has postponed until 2014 the planned start-up of a research reactor which Western experts say could potentially offer the Islamic Republic a second route to produce material for a nuclear bomb, a U.N. report showed. Reuters

IAEA reaffirms peaceful nature of Iran nuclear program: Soltanieh Iran’s ambassador to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says the latest report by the UN nuclear watchdog reiterates the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear energy program. Press TV / FARS / IRNA

Myanmar to sign new nuclear safeguards: govt Myanmar said on Sunday it would agree to new atomic safeguards that allow inspections of suspected clandestine nuclear sites, ahead of a milestone visit by US President Barack Obama. AFP / WSJ / Bangkok Post / Voice of Russia

South Africa: Greenpeace lodges complaint with Public Protector and the SA Human Rights Commission Greenpeace Africa and the South African History Archives (SAHA) have lodged a formal complaint with South Africa’s Public Protector as well as Human Rights Commission over the refusal by the Minister of Energy to publicly release the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR). Pan-African News Agency

Other Nuclear News

KKNPP may be commissioned by December 15 The International Uranium Enrichment Centre (IUEC), the Moscow-based Russian initiative that currently has four member countries, could gain more members in the near future. “A number of countries are interested in the IUEC,” reveals IUEC commercial director Gleb Efremov. “We can name Vietnam, South Korea, Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates.” The Hindu

Boiko: Ukraine hopes to sign loan agreement with Euroatom by 2013 to improve safety at NPPs Ukraine expects to sign a loan agreement with the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) in late 2012 to improve the safety of the country’s nuclear power plants (NPP), Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Boiko said on Inter television channel on Friday. Interfax-Ukraine

China to lead globe in nuclear energy: Rio exec China is on track to become the world’s largest generator of nuclear power between now and some time after 2020, a senior Rio Tinto Ltd executive says. AAP

Opinion and Analysis

Aging nuke plants land Europe in a costly quandary _ what to do with them once they close AP

Iran Nuclear Conundrum Can Be Solved by Law Bloomberg

Cold War lessons for India and Pakistan The Hindu