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 21, 2012

Today’s Daily Press Review will be the final one before the holiday season.
The DPR team wishes its readers a very happy holiday and all the very best for the coming year.

IAEA in the News

Nuclear safety is a global issue – State secretary The secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Angela Braganca, said Thursday in Luanda that the issue of nuclear safety concerns all the countries of the world. The diplomat said so shortly after her arrival in Luanda from Fukushima, Japan, where she attended the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety held from December 15-17. Angola Press

Other Nuclear News

Russia hopes for nuclear talks with Iran next month Russia hopes the next round of six-power talks with Iran to resolve a protracted dispute over its atomic program will take place in January, RIA news agency reported on Thursday. Reuters

Early Japan reactor restarts unlikely despite LDP win Hopes within an anxious business community that Japan’s idle nuclear power stations would be rapidly restarted will almost certainly have to be placed on the backburner despite last weekend’s landslide election victory by a pro-nuclear party. Reuters

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

NRA says fault lines under third nuclear plant most likely active A panel of scientists from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) stated on Thursday that the just discovered fault lines found under the Higashidori nuclear plant in Aomori Prefecture are most likely active. Japan Daily Press / Washington Times / AP / Asahi Shimbun

Fuel rod problem in Japanese nuclear plant Japan’s nuclear regulator has confirmed an incident involving bent fuel rods at the world’s largest atomic plant in the country’s north-west. ABC Australia

Decommissioning preparation in progress at Fukushima I NPS A year has passed on December 16 since the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced that the Fukushima I nuclear power station (NPS) had reached a “cold shutdown state.” The Denki Shimbun

Reactor closed after sea water infiltration Sweden shut down another reactor on Thursday, this time at the country’s biggest nuclear plant near Gothenburg after an infiltration of sea water, the operator Vattenfall and the national nuclear industry watchdog said. Local / AFP

Former PPG Manager Sentenced Over Export to Pakistan Nuclear Plant A former manager at a Shanghai-based subsidiary of U.S. chemical and paint company PPG Industries Inc. has been sentenced to a year in prison for illegally exporting specialty coatings to a nuclear reactor in Pakistan, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. WSJ

Opinion and Analysis

Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend Huffington Post

There goes the neighbourhood…and here comes nuclear Mail and Guardian