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IAEA sees ‘significant progress’ on Japan nuclear crisis (via @straits_times, sourced from @OdeWire)

IAEA sees ‘significant progress’ on Japan nuclear crisis (via @straits_times, sourced from @OdeWire)

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano from Japan speaks during a news conference at the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety at the IAEA in Vienna, Austria, Monday, June 20, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP VIENNA - SIGNIFICANT progress has been made in efforts to contain and stabilise the situation at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, the head of the United Nations atomic agency said on Friday. In a statement issued ahead of a visit to Japan next week, Director General Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Tokyo Electric Power Co's plan to achieve a cold shutdown by early 2012 'could be possible.' Japan's government said on Tuesday it was on track with efforts to take control of Fukushima but cautioned that a final clean up of the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986 would take man...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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