IAEA to advise Japan on Fukushima clean-up

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Posted October 15, 2013
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency met Japanese officials Monday as part of a mission to assess clean-up efforts at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

 
A worker checks radiation levels on the window of a bus during a media tour at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in the t
A worker checks radiation levels on the window of a bus during a media tour at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on June 12, 2013
 

The UN atomic agency began the nine-day mission at the request of the Japanese government, as it did in 2011 following a powerful earthquake and tsunami that sparked reactor meltdowns at Fukushima.

The plant’s operator has struggled to contain radioactive contamination, admitting in July that highly toxic water from the site may have leaked out to sea.

“The international community and the agency in particular are very interested in following the recovery activities in Japan,” Juan Carlos Lentijo, director of the IAEA’s nuclear fuel cycle and waste technology division, told Japanese officials at the environment ministry.

Lentijo will lead a 16-member team of experts to tour polluted areas near the stricken Fukushima plant, some 220 kilometres (140 miles) northeast of Tokyo

Lentijo told reporters the team hoped to advise on the clean-up as well as ways of dealing with radioactive waste.

Read more at: Phys.org



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