Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Spanish Nuclear Safety Council recommends against travel to Japan

Madrid. .- The Nuclear Safety Council has recommended not to travel to Japan. The regulatory body has made this recommendation through the Twitter of the Ministry of Communication, Ministry of the Presidency. In addition, the Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, will meet at 12.00 at the Moncloa Palace with the president of the Nuclear Safety Council, Carmen Martínez Ten, to analyze the nuclear alarm that exists in Japan, as reported the Executive.

The country's nuclear alert declared last Friday after an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude on the Richter scale that struck the Northeast. The earthquake caused several explosions in central Fukushima has released radiation into the atmosphere. From Brussels, the Government's financial vice president, Elena Salgado, said Tuesday that the accident at the plant in Fukushima in Japan caused by the earthquake on Friday made "necessary" debate on nuclear safety, but has insisted that there must done in a "calm", "serious" and "scientific." When asked whether the Government will take a decision similar to that of Germany to suspend the extension of the life of plants, Salgado said that Spain is not in that situation because it is not for any concrete decisions on central.

But pointed out that the decision on central Garoña "has not been reversed" and "is a close decision." For its part, the secretary of the PSOE, Marcelino Iglesias, said Monday that the Japanese crisis is not the best scenario to reopen the debate because it would be "serene."

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