International nuclear group sets up new action team

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has formed a nuclear action team to follow up on the lessons learned after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan earlier this year. […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has formed a nuclear action team to follow up on the lessons learned after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan earlier this year.

The Nuclear Safety Action Team will be responsible for putting in place a 12-point action plan. This includes plans to improve nuclear safety, emergency response preparations and how people and the environment are protected from radiation.

Yukiya Amano, IAEA’s Director General said: “This team will oversee prompt implementation of the action plan and ensure proper coordination among all stakeholders.”

The IAEA has already begun work on the action plan, developing plans for an IAEA blueprint for stress tests for nuclear power plants.

Since its founding in 1957, the independent global agency has grown to count 151 countries as members, including the UK, the USA, India, Switzerland and China.