12 Sep '11, 12pm

UN nuclear chief warns against post-Fukushima complacency - Channel News Asia

VIENNA: The head of the UN atomic agency warned Monday against complacency on nuclear safety six months after the Fukushima disaster, as he admitted his draft global "action plan" had been watered down. "We must not lose our sense of urgency," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Yukiya Amano said at the start of a regular five-day board meeting of the watchdog in Vienna, according to the text of his remarks. Just as he made his comments, French emergency services said that there was a risk of radiation leaking after an explosion in an oven at the Marcoule nuclear site near the southern city of Nimes. The gathering also saw Amano dismiss "greater transparency" by Iran towards IAEA inspectors last month as insufficient to soothe Western worries that Tehran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons. On March 11, a 9.0-magnitude quake rocked Japan's Fukushima Daiichi pl...

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