26 Sep '11, 12pm

UN agency to help in Fukushima clean-up - Straits Times

VIENNA (AFP) - The United Nations (UN) atomic agency said on Monday it was hoping to send in early on October a team of experts to assist in making safe 'properly' the area around Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. 'Japan does not have that much experience in decontamination,' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano, himself Japanese, told reporters at the UN body's Vienna headquarters. 'They have had small accidents but they have never had an accident this big, so we can provide assistance. Even though they have some ideas, we can provide confidence and credibility,' he said. 'For many countries, for the engineers, what is going on in the reactor is the main issue of interest. But for the local people, the most important is what happens with their house or rice field. We need to decontaminate.' He added that people had started to spr...

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