Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Noda unveils stronger measures for Japan to curb nuclear terrorism

SEOUL (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Tuesday at a global nuclear summit in Seoul that Japan will boost its measures to fight against nuclear terrorism, drawing on lessons from the country's nuclear accident caused by natural disasters last year.

Noda outlined the measures in a speech at the morning session of the second Nuclear Security Summit, where world leaders and representatives from 53 nations and four international organizations gathered to discuss international cooperation in boosting nuclear security.

''We must make use of the knowledge and lessons gained from the accident (at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant) to prepare for 'human-induced harm' such as terrorist attacks on nuclear power plants,'' Noda said.

His remarks underline the need to be prepared for dealing with a potential terrorist attack on a nuclear power plant, which could have similarly grave consequences as a plant damaged by a natural disaster. Read More