IAEA chief praises Fukushima workers

July 26, 2011 14:12


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Donning protective gear, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head, Yukiya Amano, walked into the highly radioactive Fukushima Daiichi nuclear compound Monday, and proceeded to tour the crippled power plant.

Amano says he's impressed with the passion of the team still on site.

"First I felt the enormous power of the tsunami and hydrogen explosion. But at the same time, I felt the sort of passion by the workers and engineers here. The leader of the fact-finding team, Dr (Mike) Weightman said, that in order to solve the accident, passion was needed and I felt that passion here," Amano said.

Over four months after the March 11th disaster, Japan says it's on track with efforts to take control of the Fukushima nuclear plant, but a final clean-up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl is still many years away.

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