Fukushima nuclear power plant remains serious

Japanese evacuation's due to Fukushima DaiichiThe director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency says the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant remains serious.

Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General, said, “The difficult situation has not been overcome and takes some time to stabilize the reactors. Radioactivities in the environment, food stuff and water is a matter of concern in the vicinity of Fukushima plant and beyond. Some positive notes are: electrical power has been restored to unit number one, two and three, and fresh water is now available on the site.”

Amano will convene a high-level conference, possibly in late June, to examine safety procedures at nuclear plants worldwide in the wake of the disaster.

The meeting will focus on assessments of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster. The summit will also look at lessons that need to be learned and ways of strengthening the international response to such accidents.

He also adds that beyond experts, the IAEA’s members will be sending government representatives, saying presence at a “political level” is necessary due to the seriousness of the crisis.