IAEA: Confidence in nuclear damaged
Vienna - The UN nuclear agency says public confidence in the use of atomic energy has suffered in the wake of the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant and must be restored.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's deputy director general Denis Flory said on Thursday his agency is "convinced there is a need for more confidence in international nuclear energy safety".
Flory said that findings of an IAEA team of experts who travelled to Japan are to be presented at four-day conference of IAEA member nation government ministers next week and could be the basis for recommendations on improving future international safety standards.
He said further examination of the impact of the earthquake and tsunami on the Fukushima plant are crucial in preventing future accidents.