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 20, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA Recognises Malaysia’s Competency In Safeguarding Radioactive Material
The International Atomic energy agency (IAEA) has recognised Malaysia’s competency in ensuring the safe and secure application of nuclear and other radioactive material in the country.
Bernama

Other Nuclear News

Quake risk at Japan atomic recycling plant: experts
Canisters containing spent nuclear fuel are carried on trailers to the nuclear reprocessing plant at Rokkasho village in Aomori prefecture, 600km north of Tokyo, on December 19, 2000. Japan’s only reprocessing plant for spent nuclear fuel could sit on an active seismic fault vulnerable to a massive earthquake, experts warned Wednesday.
Phys.Org

Fukushima plant operator to press LDP government for bailout
Embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, will push for a further financial bailout from the new government taking power next week.
Asahi Shimbun

Ferrovial to build the world’s largest fusion energy research center
Ferrovial subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman, in consortium with Vinci and Razel-Bec, has been chosen by the Fusion for Energy, a European Union joint undertaking, to design and build fusion energy research facilities in the south of France.
Construction and Maintenance News

Opinion and Analysis

Business under Japan’s new government: Are nukes back? Economist

LDP, Komeito need to present realistic nuclear power policy
The Yomiuri Shimbun

Former generals and diplomats urge Obama to put sanctions on table in Iran talks Guardian

PRY: North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S. – now Washington Times