Sunday, April 3, 2011

IAEA warns of nuclear decontamination of Japan "will take longer than people think"

Madrid. .- The general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, warned last Friday from Nairobi (Kenya) that the nuclear crisis in Japan take to resolve "more time than people think" and reiterated the gravity of the situation in the Fukushima-1 nuclear plant. "It's going to spend more time than people think before ensuring that the situation is normal," Amano said in remarks carried by the official news agency Kyodo Japan.

For the director general of the IAEA, the nuclear plant situation remains "very serious", an opinion which coincided with the UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, at the end of the meeting that the two remained in the capital Kenya. "We remain deeply concerned about the situation in the Fukushima nuclear plant-1," said Ban, who urged the international community to redouble efforts to help the people of Japan "which is recovering valiantly from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that have left almost 12,000 dead, according to latest official estimates.

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