Fukushima conference wraps up with an eye to the future

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A Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety wrapped up Monday with calls for continuous improvement and vigilance to further strengthen nuclear safety worldwide.

The Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety aimed to share knowledge and lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident, further enhance transparency and discuss the progress of international efforts to strengthen nuclear safety, including through the implementation of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety.

The IAEA’s Deputy Director General in charge of Nuclear Safety and Security, Denis Flory said “The Conference has provided a good occasion to reconfirm commitments to nuclear safety.”

He said that it had also provided a chance to grasp first-hand the “unbelievably complex and harsh conditions” in which workers at the plant had to react to the accident and the complexity of the ongoing work there.

More than 100 countries and 13 international organizations attended the Conference.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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