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 6, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA wants tighter nuclear controls Strengthening international mechanisms regarding nuclear safety would provide another tier of protection from criminals, the IAEA chief said from Washington. UPI

IAEA to help Vietnam improve nuclear power Mr. Hoang Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Atomic Energy Agency, said development of nuclear power infrastructure is an important issue with many difficulties and challenges, especially for the countries that just starts the nuclear power program as Vietnam, due to lack of experience and highly qualified experts. Vietnam Net

Russia to help IAEA to search for nuclear weapons Russian nuclear experts are creating a unique tool which will help the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to detect undeclared development of nuclear weapon. It is a reference sample of an isotope of plutonium 244. Voice of Russia

Other Nuclear News

Iranian nuclear bomb would trigger arms race – Iran ex-official A nuclear-armed Iran would cause a regional arms race and make Tehran more isolated and vulnerable, according to a former Iranian negotiator who argues that the Islamic state is not seeking to build nuclear bombs. Reuters

Japan scientists assessing radiation risks took travel money from utilities Influential Japanese scientists who help set national radiation exposure limits have for years had trips paid for by the country’s nuclear plant operators to attend overseas meetings of the world’s top academic group on radiation safety. AP

Team creates fabric that can absorb 99% of radioactive cesium Japanese researchers said they have developed a fabric that can efficiently absorb radioactive cesium, a potential weapon in the battle to clean up areas contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Asahi Shimbun

PM says France committed to problem-plagued nuclear reactor Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday that the French government remains committed to finishing a new-generation nuclear reactor despite further cost overruns. AFP

Opinion and Analysis

From Bushehr to the Bomb WSJ

Nuclear energy: Radical reactors Nature

Nuclear energy: Thorium fuel has risks Nature

Iran – North Korea: cooperation in nuclear missiles? Voice of Russia