Vienna, Austria–(ENEWSPF)–21 June 2011.
Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety Resumes Second Day Sessions
The second day of plenary sessions for the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety resumes with statements from the delegates of Chile and Malaysia. Statements from IAEA Member States will be delivered throughout the day in the Plenary Hall. In the afternoon, Working Session 2 on Emergency Preparedness and Response, will open at the M-Building at 3 p.m., and will be chaired by the Director of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, A. de la Rosa. The IAEA Twitter feed has ongoing updates of the Conference. Photo Gallery →
Interview with Team Leader of IAEA Fact-finding Mission to Japan
In May, the IAEA sent an international fact-finding mission to Japan to make a preliminary assessment of the safety issues linked with the accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations, following the earthquake and tsunami in March. The purpose of this 10–day mission was to identify lessons from the Japanese nuclear accident that could improve global nuclear safety. The team was led by Michael Weightman, Chief Inspector of nuclear installations of the United Kingdom. He discusses the purpose of the mission, its findings and his visit to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Video →
Statements of the delegates to the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety are posted online as they become available, and as received by the Conference Secretariat. Statements are available in pdf format only. Statements →