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 27, 2012

IAEA in the News

Troubled Iranian reactor in focus at UN Iran is set to be in focus at an upcoming UN atomic agency board meeting, not only because of suspicions of a covert weapons drive but also over safety concerns about its only operating nuclear power plant. AFP

Nigeria, IAEA Dialogue on Sustainable Nuclear Energy Security The Federal Government has indicated its commitment to continuously engage relevant stakeholders, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in fostering peaceful application of nuclear materials across relevant facets of the Nigerian economy. This Day Live

Other Nuclear News

Spanish company embroiled in nuclear smuggling scheme with Iran A company from Spain’s Basque country smuggled machinery to Iran for likely use in the country’s nuclear programme through an elaborate scheme involving a shell company in Turkey, Spanish tax authorities said on Monday. Reuters / AP

First site licence for UK new build The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted a site licence for EDF Energy’s planned Hinkley Point C power station. It is the first new site licence to be awarded for a UK nuclear power station in 25 years, although further consent will be needed before construction can begin. WNN / Power Engineering / Reuters / Nuclear Engineering

Sellafield inspection after ‘intolerable risk’ report Sellafield nuclear plant is to undergo a value-for-money inspection after a report found it posed a “risk”. BBC

Nuclear industry looks toward smaller reactors A new generation of nuclear reactor is scheduled to launch in the United States within a decade, potentially transforming the U.S. nuclear industry. But critics question its safety, given last year’s meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant and recent flooding from Superstorm Sandy. USA Today

Proposed nuclear reactor could power future space flights A team of NASA and Department of Energy researchers has shown that a reliable nuclear reactor based on technology that’s been around for decades could be used in spaceships, according to a news release from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where some of the researchers are based. CNN

Japan Opposition’s Hosoda Calls for Restarting Nuclear Reactors Japan must restart its nuclear power plants quickly after confirming they’re safe, a senior opposition official said, three weeks ahead of an election that polls indicate will return his party to power. Bloomberg

Opinion and Analysis

Federal Panel: Dirty Bomb Cleanup Need Not Follow U.S. Cancer Rules Global Security Newswire

Analysis: Despite 2011 disaster, pro-nuclear party could win power in Japan Reuters