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Fukushima indicates big gaps in world nuclear safety: Ban

Fukushima indicates big gaps in world nuclear safety: Ban
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First Published: Tue, May 10 2011. 06 02 PM IST
Updated: Tue, May 10 2011. 06 02 PM IST
Geneva: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant suggested that there were large gaps in international systems to deal with safety breaches.
Ban also announced a high-level international meeting on the issue in New York on 22 September during the UN General Assembly session.
“Men and women around the world are asking: are we really doing well and all that we can to safeguard the world’s people in the case of nuclear accidents?” Ban said at a UN conference on reducing disaster risk in Geneva.
“Recent events suggest that there are large gaps in how societies and the international system think and act about breaches to nuclear safety,” he added during a discussion on preparations for nuclear incidents.
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First Published: Tue, May 10 2011. 06 02 PM IST
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