IAEA head aims to visit Japan's crippled atom plant

March 17, 2011 15:19

VIENNA - The head of the UN atomic watchdog would like to visit the site of a devastated nuclear plant in Japan, he said on Thursday as he departed for Tokyo.

"The situation continues to be very serious," International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano told reporters at Vienna airport as he left with a small group of nuclear experts.

"We wish to go to the site, but we will discuss it upon our arrival," he said.

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