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.

December 3, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA aims to start joint project in Fukushima early next year The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Saturday the U.N. nuclear watchdog aims to start a joint project with the Fukushima prefectural government early next year to address the March 2011 nuclear accident. Kyodo / NHK

IAEA chief: Fukushima cooperation will ‘enhance transparency’ International cooperation is needed to ensure that the best available technology is used in remediation efforts around Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. Nuclear24

Purported Iranian nuke graph off scientifically, but diplomats say IAEA still concerned A leaked diagram suggesting that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon is scientifically flawed, diplomats working with the U.N. nuclear agency conceded Friday. However they insisted that it still supports suspicions that Tehran is trying to build a bomb, especially when combined with other documents that remain secret. AP

Speaker Calls on IAEA, G5+1 to Abandon Double-Standard Policy on Iran Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani lashed out at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the world powers for their double-standard policies towards Iran’s nuclear issue, and asked them to give up their wrong policy if they want to resolve the standoff with Tehran. FARS

US asks India to consult IAEA on nuclear liability law Washington: To enter the international mainstream civil nuclear commerce, a top US official has said India should consult International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear liability law as a means to ensure the objective. Press Trust of India

Other Nuclear News

U.S. Raises Monitoring of Iranian Reactor The U.S. has significantly stepped up spying operations on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor over the past two months, American officials said, driven by heightened concerns about the security of weapons-grade plutonium after Tehran unexpectedly discharged fuel rods from the facility in October. WSJ

Iran will never halt uranium enrichment, Soltanieh says The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran will never halt its uranium enrichment activities, which are being closely supervised by the IAEA, Press TV reports. Press TV

Iran Says Nuclear Fuel Removed Because of Debris Iran’s nuclear chief says fuel was removed from the country’s sole nuclear reactor in October because debris had been left behind during its construction. AP / Reuters

Clinton visits Czech Republic amid nuclear deal hopes US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the Czech Republic Monday for a brief visit, hoping to win a tussle with Russia and help secure a $10 billion nuclear plant contract for US giant Westinghouse. AFP

First-stage rocket in position at N. Korea’s launch pad: source North Korea has installed the first stage of its three-stage, long-range rocket on its launch platform, a Seoul government source said Monday, pushing ahead with its plan to fire the rocket this month in defiance of international warnings. Yonhap / RT / New York Times / Reuters

Opinion and Analysis

New View from Inside Fukushima: Chaos and Uncertainty New York Times

Marine Life on a Warming Planet New York Times

International Campaign Aims to Combat Ocean Acidification Audubon Magazine