March 17, 2014
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday his agency would keep working to improve safety after the Fukushima crisis, but no atomic plant could be “100 per cent” safe from natural disasters.
Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), made the comments before he meets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later Monday, as Japan moves closer to restarting two reactors despite objections from a nuclear-wary public.
“What’s important for our safety is an evolving process — we need to improve safety continuously without… falling into complacency,” he told a press briefing.
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