G-8 urges atomic safety standards via The Japan Times

Deauville, France — Leaders from the Group of Eight major powers agreed Friday on the need to better define international standards for nuclear safety and further cooperate in assisting emerging Arab democracy during their two-day meeting in the French seaside resort of Deauville.

The G-8 leaders also stated in their joint declaration their readiness to stand by Japan as it rebuilds from the March 11 catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, which crippled the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, leading to the worst nuclear accident in 25 years.

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