We need to talk more during a nuclear crisis, say regulators

Countries around the world need to talk more in times of nuclear crisis, according to a group of nuclear regulators who met last week. They said the triple meltdown at […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Countries around the world need to talk more in times of nuclear crisis, according to a group of nuclear regulators who met last week. They said the triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant last year highlighted the need to boost communications.

Senior officials from nuclear regulatory organisations and stakeholders from 25 countries and seven international organisations met to discuss boosting communication during a two-day workshop in Spain.

Luis E. Echavarri, Director-General of the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency, spoke about the need for clear plans during a crisis when independent, objective and fact-based information is critical.

Since the nuclear accident, it was claimed that there have been several activities to provide information and analyse the potential causes of the accident.