This is the story of how the worst natural disaster in the history of Japan became buried beneath an avalanche of popular Press exploiting apocalyptic nuclear accident
scenarios and radiation fears.
The mission recognized the "huge effort and enormous resources" that Japan is devoting to its remediation strategies and activities, with the aim of improving living conditions for people affected by the nuclear accident
and enabling evacuees to return home, the IAEA said in a news release.
They stressed the need to undertake all necessary measures to ensure the efficient of any pre-emptive contingency plan to avert any nuclear accident
A nuclear accident
would hit exports of French delicacies and the tourism industry, the world's biggest in terms of visitors, costing France about 160 billion euro ($126 billion), the study said.
In the light of the natural disaster that took place on March 11, 2011, resulting in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident
, the UAE places utmost emphasis on nuclear safety as we take stern and progressive steps towards the development of a peaceful nuclear energy programme," Al Kbi said.
Although it is only a few years ago that sites that had witnessed major nuclear accidents
were considered places to be avoided, increasing numbers of tourists are now being attracted to sites like Pripyat and Chernobyl, both of which have been the victim of major nuclear accidents
This new liability regime provides a clear and predictable process for the public and nuclear industry to deal with compensation for damages that may arise in the case of a nuclear accident
," said H.
7DAYS asked if the decision to go beyond international requirements reflects global reaction against nuclear power after the tsunami-led nuclear accident
in Japan in March 2011.
The accident in Fukushima (Prefecture) made it clear that a nuclear accident
can occur anytime in our country.
THE nuclear accident
at Fukushima was a "man-made disaster" and not entirely caused by the tsunami, it has been revealed.
In case of a new serious nuclear accident
in Western Europe, around 28 million people on average would be affected by contamination, while in densely populated South Asia, the risk is even greater and it is estimated that radiation will infect about 34 million people, while in East Asia and the US this would be 14 to 21 million people, '' Head of the research team Professor Jos Lelieveld said.
There is a lack of advanced facilities to analyse and mitigate a nuclear accident