Side Event – Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident
Japan and the IAEA co-sponsored a side event on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident during the 5th Review Meeting of the Convention of Nuclear Safety on 4 April 2011 in Vienna, Austria. The session was chaired by Denis Flory, IAEA Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. The briefings provided an overview of the initial response to the accident by safety regulators from around the world.

Briefings were provided by:

Japan/MEXT:
Shinichi Kawarada, Advisor at the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Japan/NISA:
Koichiro Nakamura, Deputy Director General, Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA)

Japan/JNES:
Kiyoharu Abe, Associate Vice-President, Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization

Japan/TEPCO:
Kimitoshi Yahagi, GeneralManager, Nuclear Power & Plant Sitting Department, Tokyo Electric Power Company

EU:
Jukka Laaksonen, Chairman of the Western European Nuclear Regulators’ Association, WENRA
Andrej Stritar, Chairman of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group, ENSREG

US:
Gregory Jaczko, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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