IAEA chief: Action needed to address nuclear fears

By REUTERS
April 4, 2011 13:20

VIENNA - The UN atomic energy chief told a nuclear safety forum on Monday that stricter standards and full transparency are vital to restoring public confidence in nuclear energy after Japan's Fukushima crisis.

Japan has been struggling for more than three weeks to stabilise a nuclear power plant hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami. The disaster has triggered a rethink about the use of the technology around the world.

"The crisis at Fukushima Daiichi has enormous implications for nuclear power and confronts all of us with a major challenge," Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told a meeting of 72 nations in Vienna.


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