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UN Atomic Experts Conduct Review

UN Atomic Experts Conduct Review of German Nuclear Regulatory System

An international team of experts assembled by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA has wrapped up a two-week review of Germany’s nuclear regulatory system, offering advice on how to improve in certain areas.

The 14 experts, who conducted their mission at Germany’s request, visited Bonn, Stuttgart and Berlin from 7 to 19 September.

“The team members were impressed by the extensive preparation and dedication” of the staffs of the federal and the state of Baden-Württemberg’s ministries of environment to “excellence in nuclear safety,” said Mike Weightman, who led the IAEA mission.

He voiced hope that this review will lead to improvements in regulating the safety of nuclear power in Germany and in other countries.

The team noted the strengths of the European country’s nuclear regulatory bodies, and recommended that they bolster the flow of communication between federal and state agencies.

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