The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency outlined a five-part plan to increase global nuclear safety and where the IAEA’s role would lie in the future.
Yukiya Amano said at the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety in Vienna: “This Conference is crucial for the future of nuclear power. It is imperative that the most stringent safety measures are implemented everywhere.”
Mr Amano’s five points were:
-Strengthened IAEA safety standards, which involves a review.
-Regular, random reviews of plants’ safety, to incentivise operators.
-Independent and well-funded regulators.
-Improved global emergency response.
-Improve information sharing and response.
The Director General called on attending national representatives to “ensure that the Vienna Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety is remembered as heralding a new era in which nuclear technology is as safe as humanly possible.”