Nuclear industry will have to win back trust of people

IAEA Fact-Finding Mission assesses Fukushima nuclear power plant

The nuclear industry will have to work hard and make changes in order to win back the trust of people following the disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant in Japan.

That's the message from one the world's Chief Nuclear Inspectors who went on a 10 day fact-finding mission to Fukushima, which revealed among other things that Japanese authorities were not prepared for a disaster of such magnitude.

Mike Weightman heads Great Britain's Nuclear Inspectors and is attending the International Atomic Energy Agency Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety taking place now in Vienna.

"I think there obviously are balances to be had in terms of free access to everything there is there because there are issues about security concerns and other concerns as well. But as far as we can the industry should be transparent and open because it has to earn public trust to survive."

The report also confirmed the tsunami that followed the earthquake did the substantial damage to the plant and that there were not enough safeguards in place for the massive waves.

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