Tsunami meeting

7 September 2005

Scientists worldwide are re-assessing risks posed worldwide to nuclear power reactors by flooding from tsunamis, after last December’s disaster.

Delegates to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference staged at India’s Kalpakkam power station heard how it had shut down for six days after being hit by Tsunami waters. IAEA director of nuclear power Akira Omoto said: “There are scores of nuclear power plants operating in coastal areas and some of these may need to take a renewed look at this external hazard,” including plants under construction.

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