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 4, 2012

IAEA in the News

Asian countries strengthen readiness to deal with nuclear emergencies Countries in Asia are working to strengthen their readiness to respond swiftly to nuclear emergencies. …The workshop is hosted by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA), in partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Channel News Asia

Other Nuclear News

Obama seeks renewal of nuclear arms control deal with Russia Hoping to salvage his arms control legacy, President Obama called Monday for the renewal of a major post-Cold War agreement between the United States and Russia to secure and dismantle nuclear weapons left over from the former Soviet Union. LA Times / New York Times

UN tells Israel to let in nuclear inspectors The UN general assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on Israel to open its nuclear programme for inspection. AP / NHK / Press TV

U.S. Disassembled More Nukes Than Planned in Fiscal 2012 The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration on Monday said it had disassembled 12 percent more nuclear weapons than anticipated in fiscal 2012. Global Security Newswire

Tepco moves up nuclear salvage schedule for Fukushima fuel rods to 2014 Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government said Monday they will attempt to remove all 1,533 fuel assemblies in the spent-fuel pool perched atop reactor 4 at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant by the end of 2014. Kyodo

Dental X-ray machine radiation danger alert Dentists have been warned against using a hand-held X-ray machine on patients as it poses a significant health risk. BBC / Mirror

Chinese firm in illegal nuclear exports to Pakistan A Chinese government-linked company has pleaded guilty to illegally exporting high-performance coatings from the US to a nuclear power plant in Pakistan. BBC / Bloomberg

Opinion and Analysis

The mother of all worst-case assumptions about Iran Foreign Policy

Road to zero-nuclear Japan a rocky one Mainichi Daily News