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Japan:IAEA to investigate Fukushima nuclear accident

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Laaska News  May 18,2011

The UN nuclear watchdog will send experts to Japan to investigate the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The International Atomic Energy Agency will dispatch a 20-member team of IAEA officials and experts from the United States, France, Hungary, Indonesia and 6 other countries.

They will visit the Daiichi and Daini plants in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, from May 24th to June 2nd. The Daini plant is now under control.

The experts will investigate the damage caused by the March earthquake and tsunami and the responses taken to deal with the nuclear accident. They will compile their findings in a report.

The report will include the lessons from the nuclear accident and measures to prevent a recurrence.

It will be presented at an IAEA ministerial-level meeting to be held from June 20th.


Laaska News.