IAEA starts review of Japan’s nuclear regulator via NHK World

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have begun their first review of Japan’s nuclear regulator since it was set up after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

Team leader Philippe Jamet told officials with the Nuclear Regulation Authority on Monday that they will evaluate how Japan has improved its nuclear regulatory framework since the accident. He said team members will offer frank opinions so further improvements can be made.

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In 2007, a team reviewed NRA’s predecessor and recommended that its independence from government offices that promote the industry be legally clarified. It also called for reviews of nuclear inspections.

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