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 22, 2012

IAEA in the News

Fill brought to Iran site IAEA wants to inspect: diplomats Iran has been hauling dirt to a military site U.N. nuclear inspectors want to visit, Western diplomats said on Wednesday, saying the findings were based on satellite images and they reinforced suspicions of a clean-up. Reuters

Iran denies cessation of operation in Bushehr nuclear power plant: nuclear chief Iran denied on Wednesday reports that the Islamic republic has temporarily halted the operation of Bushehr nuclear power plant, semi-official Fars news agency reported. Xinhua

Myanmar says it’s ready to sign nuclear agreement Little noticed in the warm glow of President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to Myanmar was a significant concession that could shed light on whether that nation’s powerful military pursued a clandestine nuclear weapons program, possibly with North Korea’s help. AP / The Guardian

Other Nuclear News

World powers hope to resume Iran talks World powers said Wednesday after talks on Iran’s contested nuclear programme that they were ready to resume negotiations with Tehran “as soon as possible.” AFP / Reuters

No alternative to talks over Iran nuclear issue: Russian official Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has stressed that there is no alternative to negotiations in resolving the Western dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program. PressTV

Japan’s new nuclear-proof robot gets stage fright A Japanese robot designed to withstand high levels of radiation and extreme heat at damaged nuclear plants such as Fukushima froze on Wednesday on its first public demonstration. Reuters

Rumours of dumping of nuke waste send shock waves Rumours that waste from Koodankulam nuclear power plant near Chennai will be dumped at the gold mine pits here has sent shock waves in this town. Deccan Herald

Abu Dhabi’s nuclear power vision gets Seoul The South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, will break ground at the UAE’s first nuclear power plant site today, marking a new milestone in relations between the two countries. The National

Nuclear power back on the table as possible low-emission fuel A Parliamentary Committee has called on the state government to promote public discussion of nuclear power generation in NSW and recommended it push for a review of federal laws that prohibit it. Sydney Morning Herald

Multi-purpose Gamma Irradiation Facility in Sri Lanka to be completed by June 2013 The Multi-purpose Gamma Irradiation Facility (MGIF) of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority currently being established in Export Processing Zone at Biyagama will be opened in June 2013, a senior official of the Atomic Energy Authority has said. Colombo Page

Opinion and Analysis

Iran Nuclear Fuel Move Raises Questions in West GSN

Help for Small Nuclear Reactors New York Times

Carbon Capture Plants May Compete With Nuclear in Next Decade Bloomberg