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IAEA calls for tougher anti-disaster plan in Japan

According to the Wall Street Journal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called for a more comprehensive disaster management plan at Japanese nuclear plants, as regulators struggle to regain the public's trust in its ability to keep reactors operating safely after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March.

Following an IAEA mission to Japan to assess the tests the nation is implementing in order to estimate the resilience of a plant to external shocks by simulating such events using computers, the nuclear agency issued a report calling for the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) to "ensure that in the Secondary Assessment the provisions for mitigation of severe accidents should be addressed more comprehensively." NISA should also make sure that utilities will "develop comprehensive accident management programs... in the area of severe accident management," the report added.

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  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Risk Identification & Assessment
  • Hazards:NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  • Countries/Regions:Japan

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/24894

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