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 20, 2012

IAEA in the News

UN nuclear chief says Iran standoff ‘worrying’ The standoff on Iran’s nuclear programme is worrying, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Monday, but stressed that work for a diplomatic solution should continue. AFP / PressTV

Iran shrugs off UN chief’s comments Iran on Tuesday shrugged off comments by the UN atomic watchdog chief that Tehran’s controversial nuclear drive is “worrying,” insisting that such concerns can be resolved in “technical-legal” talks. AFP

Other Nuclear News

Iran says U.S., powers must be more constructive in atom talks Iran is ready for new talks with global powers on its nuclear programme but the United States and others seeking to rein in its uranium enrichment activities must be more constructive, Tehran’s ambassador to Russia said on Monday. Reuters

High radiation exposure level in Fukushima resident puzzles experts A Fukushima resident living well outside the no-entry zone set up after last year’s nuclear disaster was exposed to an unusually high level of radiation in the first four months after the crisis, prefectural officials said. The Asahi Shimbun

Solar power to eclipse nuclear in Romania by 2016 Solar power will eclipse nuclear energy in 2016 in Romania if investment in photovoltaic plants continues at the current pace, official figures released on Monday showed. AFP

Saudi power generation to go nuclear Diesel and gas power stations throughout Saudi Arabia will gradually be replaced by nuclear generators over the next decade as the country develops greener sources of energy. Albawaba

France gives the go-ahead for ITER fusion reactor French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has signed an official decree that authorizes the ITER Organization to create a basic nuclear installation (INB) the ITER fusion reactor. The milestone, which effectively clears the way for pursuit of ITER construction, comes after 30 months of rigorous scrutiny of safety and environmental issues by the French nuclear regulator. Nuclear Engineering International

South Koreans to ponder where to store nuclear waste South Korea is to hold public consultations on where to store waste nuclear fuel as storage capacity at its reactors is reaching full capacity, the government said on Tuesday. Reuters / Yonhap

Opinion and Analysis

A Rough Road from Swords to Ploughshares New York Times

Parties should detail plans to reduce nuclear power generation Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO, Japanese government denying Fukushima radiation reaching ocean fish Japan Daily Press

In Defense of Sustained Research on Fusion New York Times