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IAEA releases Fukushima nuclear power plant remediation report

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delivered a final report that reviewed remediation efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

The report describes the findings of the previous mission trip in October 2013, and highlights progress while offering advice on some points that need further improvement.

The mission team noted that there was progress of remediation of farmland and forest areas near the nuclear plant, progress toward the government’s creation of interim storage facilities with the cooperation of municipalities and local communities. The team also encouraged authorities to sustain current public communication efforts and enhance them whenever necessary.

The team did say that efforts to reduce residual radiation doses to less than 1 mSv per year is a long-term goal and will not be achieved in a short time, such as through decontamination work alone.

To read the full report, click here.

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