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 23, 2012

IAEA in the News

OSART experts: Nuke plant Temelin is safe The Czech nuclear plant of Temelin is operated in line with the criteria of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and has no fundamental safety shortcomings, according to results of a recent OSART mission sent by the IAEA upon the Czech government’s request. CTK

Japan to set nuclear evacuation standards Japan’s nuclear regulatory body has started working on new sets of standards for issuing government orders for evacuating people in the event of a nuclear accident. …The participating experts confirmed that Japan will take standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency as a guide to adopting its own. NHK

Other Nuclear News

Most Fukushima nuke plant workers ineligible for free cancer checks Most Fukushima nuke plant workers ineligible for free cancer checks Asahi Shimbun

Nuclear regulatory body to seek independence under any ruling party Japan’s nuclear regulatory authority chief said Wednesday that he will maintain the independence of his organization no matter which political party takes control of the government following next month’s general election. Power Engineering

Moscow hosts nuclear waste management conference Moscow is hosting an international conference marking ten years of global partnership of members of the G8 or the ‘Group of Eight’. Press TV

South Korea urged to restore trust in nuclear power South Korea needs to rebuild public trust in nuclear power by boosting transparency and improving regulation, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday, after safety scares have closed reactors and threaten to trigger blackouts over winter. Reuters

Russia speeds up nuclear investment Russian leaders have affirmed the strategic and economic importance of nuclear technology to the country, announcing that spending will rise and a major development program will be accelerated. World Nuclear News

Opinion and Analysis

Window for nuclear diplomacy on Iran is now open but not for long The Guardian

Nuclear Turkey with Russian Dressing Foreign Policy

Nuclear Power’s New Hope: Small Reactors WSJ

India Pursues Massive Nuclear Expansion Der Spiegel

Nuclear sector ready for post-Fukushima ‘reasonable’ rebound China Daily