IAEA Fact Finding Mission to Japan
IAEA Fact Finding Mission to Japan

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized and dispatched to Japan an International Fact-finding Mission on 22 May, following its agreement with the Government of Japan. It includes fact-finding activities at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station and other locations. From 24 May to 2 June 2011, international experts from a dozen countries and IAEA experts are participating in the mission led by Mr. Mike Weightman, HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations of the United Kingdom. They will make a preliminary assessment of the safety issues linked with TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station accident following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Also, they will identify areas that need further exploration or assessment based on the IAEA safety standards. In the course of the IAEA mission, the international experts will become acquainted with the Japanese lessons learned from the accident and will share their experience and expertise in their fields of competence with the Japanese authorities.

Mr. Weightman will present the mission's report at the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety organised by the IAEA in Vienna from 20 to 24 June 2011, as an important input in the process of reviewing and strengthening the global nuclear safety framework that will be launched by the Conference.
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