Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 12:16:27 PM EST
Action needed to address nuclear fears: IAEA chief | Reuters
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency called on Monday for international action to prevent a repetition of Japan's nuclear disaster, saying the operator of the crippled plant failed to take sufficient safety measures.
Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told a nuclear safety forum stricter standards and full transparency were vital to restoring public confidence in nuclear energy.
"The worries of millions of people throughout the world about whether nuclear energy is safe must be taken seriously."
Use this as an open thread on the ongoing Japan disaster.
Update [2011-4-4 18:53:7 by Migeru]: For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. — Richard Feynman.