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 21, 2012

IAEA in the News

Iran nuclear work at constant pace despite sanctions -IAEA 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. Reuters / AP

Other Nuclear News

World powers to mull improving Iran offer: diplomats Six world powers will discuss on Wednesday in Brussels making a “more creative” and sweetened offer to persuade Iran to scale back its controversial nuclear programme, diplomats said. AP

U.S., Taiwan “Discussing Assurances” on Sensitive Nuclear Activities: Officials The United States and Taiwan have begun “discussing assurances” that could result in the East Asian nation’s pledge to avoid sensitive nuclear activities as part of a bilateral atomic trade pact renewal, Taiwan government officials said. GSN

TEPCO adds missing radiation data to online archive Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Nov. 19 that previously missing radiation monitoring data taken during the early phase of last year’s nuclear disaster is now available from the utility’s online database. Asahi Shimbun

New organization to improve nuclear facility safety In light of the Fukushima accident, a new organization was launched November 15 to collectively discuss measures to improve the safety of nuclear facilities. Denki Shimbun

Ishihara: Japan should consider nuclear arms Shintaro Ishihara, the leader of a newly formed opposition party, says Japan should study the procedures and impacts of possessing nuclear arms, in case the country decides to acquire such weapons. NHK

Nuclear reboot gains pace The restarting of China’s nuclear power sector has made substantial progress as construction of two reactors – in Fuqing, in Fujian province, and Yangjiang, in Guangdong province – resumed over the weekend. China Daily

Nuclear energy project to get Slovakia help Kenya is turning to Eastern European countries in a bid to fast-track production of nuclear energy. Daily Nation / Xinhua

Brazil on cusp of US$6.5bn nuclear expansion Investments in Brazilian nuclear energy projects will exceed US$6.5bn by the end of the decade, the sector’s national association Aben has told BNamericas. Power Engineering

Opinion and Analysis

Iran Wobbles Between Talks And Bombs AOL