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 14, 2012

IAEA in the News

U.N. agency expects deal soon on Iran nuclear probe Talks between the U.N. atomic agency and Iran are expected to lead to a deal next month on resuming an investigation into Tehran’s nuclear program, the chief U.N. inspector said after returning from Tehran on Friday. Reuters / AFP / AP / CNN

Iran hails progress in nuclear talks with IAEA Iran says progress has been made at key talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Tehran. BBC / Al Jazeera

IAEA Recommends Improvements to Bulgaria’s Nuclear Plant The International Atomic Energy Agency has recommended several improvements to Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant, Kozloduy. Sofia News Agency / AFP

Other Nuclear News

U.S. and Partners Agree on Revised Nuclear Offer for Iran The U.S. and its partners have hammered out a revised deal to offer Iran, aimed at persuading the Islamic Republic to curtail nuclear activities that might be used to produce an atomic bomb. Bloomberg

Japanese operator in most frank admission over nuclear disaster The operator of a Japanese nuclear power plant that blew up after a tsunami last year said on Friday its lack of safety and bad habits were behind the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, its most forthright admission of culpability. Reuters

Foreign experts advise Japan on nuclear safety US and European experts on Friday offered advice to Japan’s nuclear regulator about enhancing nuclear safety in the wake of last year’s Fukushima accident. NHK

Why Japan’s ‘Fukushima 50′ remain unknown Entering the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is an unnerving experience. BBC

Tougher rules due for nuclear evacuations A panel of the Nuclear Regulation Authority reached broad agreement Thursday to set standards tougher than international guidelines for triggering an evacuation order in the event of a nuclear disaster. Kyodo

France appoints nuke plant closure chief The shuttering of France’s oldest nuclear plant and the assistance given to its workers will be overseen by a veteran transportation official, Paris says. UPI

Opinion and Analysis

After North Korea’s Missile Launch New York Times

North Korea’s rocket launch: Beaming The Economist