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 28, 2012

IAEA in the News

U.N. atom agency says stolen information on hacker site The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday information stolen from one of its former servers had been posted on a hacker website and it was taking “all possible steps” to ensure its computer systems and data were protected. Reuters / BBC / AP / RT

IAEA Inspection in Kozloduy Nuclear Station Started Today With a strong focus on safety culture, the IAEA inspection is aimed at offering improvements wherever they are needed. Publics.bg

International Atomic Energy Agency recommends 67.4m EUR budget for technical cooperation in 2013 The Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recommended to its Board to approve a 67.4 million EUR budget for next year 2013. Ghana Business News

Other Nuclear News

Bushehr nuclear power plant refueled, ready to resume operations Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant is ready to resume operations after being reloaded with fuel. Press TV

S. Korea finds more nuclear parts with fake documents South Korean nuclear regulators have discovered nearly a thousand more parts supplied for nuclear power plants with fake quality certificates, they said on Tuesday, adding that this would not lead to further reactor shutdowns. Reuters

IEA report: Nuclear power is ‘logical’ for Korea A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) describes South Korea’s nuclear power policy and ‘logical,’ but warns of the importance of independent regulation and international cooperation. Nuclear Engineering International

S. Korean, Chinese nuclear envoys to hold talks on N. Korea this week South Korea’s top nuclear envoy will visit China this week to discuss the situation of the Korean Peninsula and North Korean issues, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday, amid reports the communist country appears to prepare for another ballistic missile test. Yonhap / Reuters / New York Times

US Scientists Find Lessons From Japan Nuke Crisis A group of American scientists met in Tokyo on Tuesday to study last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident in hopes of finding lessons to improve the safety of U.S. atomic power reactors. AP

Spanish company denies part in nuclear smuggling plan to Iran Basque company ONA Electroerosion denied on Tuesday charges made by the Spanish tax authorities that it had smuggled machinery to Iran to use in the country’s nuclear programme. Reuters

Nuclear summit preparatory meeting starts in Istanbul About 150 representatives from over 50 countries and international organizations gathered here Tuesday in preparation for the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit to be held in 2014 in The Hague. Xinhua

Workers raise 1st section of new Chernobyl shelter Workers have raised the first section of a colossal arch-shaped structure that eventually will cover the exploded nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power station. AP / AFP