Home  |  Login  |  FAQ  |  Advertise  |  Services  |  Recommend  |  FeedBack  |  Contact Us  
Home
News

 Other Sections
ACN Ghana 2008
Sports
Finance
Business Directory
Online Forms
Real Estate
Classifieds
Auto
Jobs
Events
Downloads
World Cup 2010
Travel
About Ghana
Our Services
News Headlines
 More
IAEA CHIEF: Much work remains to improve global nuclear safety
News Date: 27th August 2012


A lot more needs to be done to implement lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and to upgrade nuclear safety measures around the world, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, said Monday in Vienna.

In the one and a half years since the accident in Japan, countries have taken important steps such as finding weak spots in nuclear power plants and improving preparations for emergency situations, Amano said.

But he added: "Much work remains to be done and we must not relax our guard."

The Vienna-based nuclear agency reported this month that much progress has been made in implementing the plan, but that there was still room for improvement.

For example, countries need to find better ways to inform the public about nuclear accidents, and more governments should submit to international reviews of their safety measures, the IAEA said.

"The accident may have faded from the international headlines, but it is essential that all of us – member states, the IAEA and other key stakeholders - maintain our sense of urgency and our commitment to implementing the action plan in full," Amano said.

He was speaking at the start of a week-long conference that aims to improve the international Convention on Nuclear Safety in the wake of Fukushima.


Source: GNA


 More
 Search News
 
 Advanced Search

ADVERTISEMENT
  Latest News Headlines
Hundred students in Akyemansa to benefit from free SHS
Tigo - committed to good and ethical corporate governance
AMA faces contempt case over Lavender Hill
Need for policies for viable Agriculture
Vodafone urges Ghanaians to join in fight against TB
Ambassador Heights completes "Show Home"
Transport Ministry, KOICA organise workshop to develop Transportation Master Plan
Electricity, water tariffs up by 2.63%, 1.06%
President Mahama on two-day Western visit
Kufuor to observe Nigerian elections
 More latest news
 Popular News Items
Newmont Akyem contribute GHc3.8 million to foundation
Focus on ICT for education in rural Africa
Efforts underway to upgrade Kpeve Water Pumping Station
Tony Elumelu Foundation Selects Inaugural 1,000 African Entrepreneurs to Participate in the $100M...
Bongo Assembly launches five year WASH Plan
Banking gets more exciting
TDC presents GHC1.2m dividend to Water Resources Ministry
Kenya Airways Resumes Accra-Monrovia-Accra Flights
Schneider Electric releases the first survey on counterfeit electrical products in Africa
Ghanaians must unite and develop nation-Nduom

Copyright BusinessGhana. All Rights Reserved.

Legal