May 28, 2013

Japan pledges to tighten nuclear safety measures

TOKYO — Japan pledged better safety practices in its troubled nuclear industry Tuesday after an accident at a government research facility that exposed 33 people to minor excess radiation and wasn’t immediately disclosed.

Science Minister Hakubun Shimomura, whose agency oversees such research, said Tuesday the government will tighten oversight of such research. Read more.

Japan Today

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