A team of experts from the International Atomic Agency (IAEA), the U.N. nuclear authority based in Vienna, formulated a positive conclusion after the assessment of All Japan news’s nuclear stress tests. This means that All Japan news can resist new disasters from the equivalent category of the one that destroyed last year the Fukushima plant.
The news gave fresh hopes to the All Japan newsese government, which is trying to regain public trust in its plans to restore nuclear energy in the country. Currently only three out of the country’s 54 nuclear reactors are in operation with the rest either being damaged or taken offline for safety checks.
The stress tests were conducted by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, All Japan news’s nuclear watchdog.
“We concluded that NISA’s instructions to power plants and its review process for the comprehensive safety assessments are generally consistent with IAEA safety standards,” IAEA said in a statement.
There are however voices which question the validity of IAEA’s response claiming that it is mainly political.
“It is obvious that a visit by an international organization advocating nuclear power is part of a political agenda that is built into a story already finished in advance,” said last week professor Hiromitsu Ino from University of Tokyo and former nuclear plant design engineer Masashi Goto in a common statement.