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 11, 2012

IAEA in the News

U.N. nuclear inspectors to press Iran on military site access U.N. nuclear inspectors will press Iran this week for a long-sought green light to visit a key military site, although suspected clean-up work may make it difficult to find evidence of any illicit atomic bomb research there. Reuters / AFP

Iran urges IAEA to protect confidential info on Iran’s nuclear energy program Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to protect confidential information on Iran’s nuclear energy program. Press TV

Nuclear medical tests just got cheaper The cost of several expensive medical diagnostic tests will be cut by at least half when government nuclear scientists start the local production of the most commonly used medical radioactive isotope next year. Inquirer Business

Other Nuclear News

Japan Nuclear Plant Found Sitting on Quake Fault A panel of Japanese government-appointed experts concluded Monday that a nuclear reactor in the western part of the country is likely sitting on an active earthquake fault-a finding that may lead to it becoming the first reactor shut down for earthquake concerns. WSJ / AP / NHK / The Telegraph

Fukushima still divided over radiation hazard Under the hazy rays of an early winter sun, 2,400 running buffs from around the country gathered at a track in the Haramachi district of central Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Dec. 2. Asahi Shimbun

Japan utility head admits murky hiring, says workforce key to nuke plant cleanup The head of the utility behind Japan’s nuclear crisis acknowledged Monday that hundreds of workers at the contaminated Fukushima Dai-ichi plant were mobilized through a murky hiring system. AP

Japan, US held drill on nuclear disaster prevention Japan and the United States held Tuesday a joint drill on nuclear disaster prevention at the US Navy’s Yokosuka Base in Japan. Xinhua

Turkey to Decide Which Country Builds Second Nuclear Power Plant By the end of this year, Turkey will determine the country that will build the second nuclear power plant in Sinop, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said, the Hurriyet newspaper reported. Turkish Weekly

Anti-KKNPP activists seek nationwide debate on energy policy Protesters opposing the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) on Monday demanded that the Union government organise a nationwide debate on the country’s energy policy, particularly on the ongoing as well as proposed nuclear power programmes. The Hindu

Opinion and Analysis

Israel suspected over Iran nuclear programme inquiry leaks Guardian

Iran’s nuclear programme: the holy grail of the intelligence world Guardian

Russia clings tightly to European energy The National