Nuclear Power: Japan

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on establishing an international taskforce to deal with the safety of the nuclear plant at Fukushima.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Mr Davey, has no plans to seek the establishment of an international taskforce to deal with the safety of the nuclear plant at Fukushima. Safety at the Fukushima remains the responsibility of the operator of the plant—the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)—and the Japanese authorities. Work continues through the International Atomic Energy Agency to monitor the ongoing situation and, where necessary, provide co-ordinated international assistance to the Japanese in managing the ongoing recovery of the site.

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