IAEA inspecting crippled Japan nuke plant

A U.N. nuclear watchdog team is reviewing the cleanup process at Japan\'s crippled nuclear plant amid growing safety concerns triggered by recent glitches.

Published: 15th April 2013 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2013 10:31 AM   |  A+A-


Juan Carlos Lentijo, leader of the 12-member team, said Monday that it will assess and analyze melted reactors, radiation levels and waste management at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. The International Atomic Energy Agency team will inspect the plant and hold talks with operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. and government officials during its weeklong visit, then compile an independent assessment and give advice.

The plant, ravaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, runs on makeshift equipment and has suffered blackouts, leakage of highly radioactive water from underground tanks and other glitches in recent weeks, triggering safety concerns. Its decommissioning is expected to take 40 years.

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