Creation of nuclear agency clears Japan's Cabinet

08/15/2011 | Mainichi Daily News (Tokyo)

Japan's Cabinet cleared a proposal to form a nuclear regulatory agency within the Environment Ministry. The agency will combine the Nuclear Safety Commission, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency and related duties overseen by the science ministry. Having those responsibilities catered by one agency will "improve" nuclear regulation and safety, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

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