UN nuclear chief to visit Japan as world body steps up efforts to respond to disaster


Yukiya Amano,
chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, says he will visit Japan
in the coming days. At a press conference in Vienna,
Wednesday, Amano said he will meet with
senior officials on the ground and hopes to get “firsthand
information” from authorities. Meanwhile, engineers are battling
to stabilize the Fukushima nuclear power plant
in the north of the country, which was damaged during last week’s
devastating earthquake. So far, nearly 200,000 people have
been evacuated from the area, and residents living within
a 30 km radius of the plant have been ordered to stay indoors. Amano is calling the situation
“serious” and is urging the Japanese government
to provide better information to the agency
about the nuclear crisis. For more UN videos visit:
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2 thoughts on “UN nuclear chief to visit Japan as world body steps up efforts to respond to disaster

  1. Apocalyptic? Oh my gosh, ridiculous. The situation is under control; the Japanese authorities are fixing it. We don't need the Western media sensationalizing this; it is only hurting us. Just shut up and let us handle it.

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