Tuesday, December 18, 2012

IAEA to Set Up Base in Fukushima on Radiation Training: What is this about?

IAEA to set up base in Fukushima for nuclear accidents in Asia December 17, 2012. The Asahi Shimbun By JIN NISHIKAWA/ Staff Writer http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201212170071

[Excerpted] The International Atomic Energy Agency will establish a base in Fukushima Prefecture to provide training and stock radiation counters and protective equipment for possible nuclear disasters in Asia.

It will be the first such IAEA base outside Vienna...

...People from Japan and other countries will receive training at the center for monitoring and measuring radiation contamination in the event of a nuclear accident. IAEA officials would transfer materials and equipment from the center to the accident site.

The memorandum also includes joint projects for measuring radiation levels, decontaminating affected areas and monitoring residents’ health in connection with the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant....

...Amano said he hopes the IAEA will be able to help the disaster areas of Fukushima Prefecture and serve as a bridge between the prefecture and the world....

Majia here: Is this station just a bad attempt at public relations by the IAEA or is there a more insidious purpose here?



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