Society News Archive

2 October 1999

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was informed by Japanese nuclear authorities on September 30 of the accident which occurred at the uranium processing facility at the Tokaimura nuclear complex. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has offered the Japanese government the services of an IAEA expert team.

Information provided to the IAEA by the Japanese authorities can be see on the IAEA website at For up to date information look for the heading on the Japanese accident and click on that section.