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IAEA on Fukushima fact-finding mission

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IAEA on Fukushima fact-finding mission


A team of foreign inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are on a 10-day visit to Japan as the country continues to deal with problems related to the Fukushima nuclear plant.

They are on a fact-finding mission to see what lessons can be learned from the world’s worst atomic accident since Chernobyl.

The scientists and engineers from 12 countries are to submit an initial report to the Japanese government on June 1 they will then prepare a paper for the International Atomic Energy Agency Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety to be held in Vienna on June 20.

The situation remains unstable with plant operators TEPCO warning that 36 tones of radioactive water has leaked from a waste disposal building that had been serving as a storage site.

Japan is due to enter the rainy season, which increases the risk of radiation spilling into ground water.

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