IAEA to advise Japan on Fukushima clean-up
TOKYO (AFP) - Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency met Japanese officials Monday as part of a mission to assess clean-up efforts at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The UN atomic agency began the nine-day mission at the request of the Japanese government, as it did in 2011 following a powerful earthquake and tsunami that sparked reactor meltdowns at Fukushima.
The plant's operator has struggled to contain radioactive contamination, admitting in July that highly toxic water from the site may have leaked out to sea.
"The international community and the agency in particular are very interested in following the recovery activities in Japan," Mr Juan Carlos Lentijo, director of the IAEA's nuclear fuel cycle and waste technology division, told Japanese officials at the environment ministry.