IAEA to hold nuclear safety summit end of June
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 22:16
Vienna: UN atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano said on Wednesday that a ministerial-level summit would be held from June 20-24 to try to examine the lessons learned from the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.

"I have sent out letters to all prime ministers of IAEA member states inviting them to a ministerial conference on nuclear safety," the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency told a regular news briefing here.

"This will be held in Vienna from June 20-24," he said.

The meeting would offer a "preliminary assessment" of the nuclear accident at Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant and a "preliminary review of safety standards in light of this accident," Amano said.

Japan would "certainly attend", but he did not yet have confirmation from the Japanese side exactly who would attend from the government in Tokyo, he added.


First Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 22:16

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