via NHK World / November 6, 2013 / The International Atomic Energy Agency is sending marine monitoring experts to Japan. They will advise on handling radioactive wastewater leaking into the sea from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
The world nuclear watchdog says two members from its Marine Environment Laboratory in Monaco will stay in Japan from Wednesday through next week.
The experts will visit Fukushima on Thursday and Friday. They’ll test samples of seawater surrounding the plant and analyze them for radioactive materials.
They will also be briefed by relevant Japanese organizations about efforts to monitor seawater around the plant.
The IAEA plans to send another team of experts at the end of November. This group will inspect the decommissioning process of the plant reactors for the second time. The previous inspection was in April.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says Japan needs to cooperate with international organizations on the Fukushima plant problems. He says this will help regain the trust of the global community.
Source: NHK World