Blix: The world will still use nuclear

19 May 2011

[AFP] The majority of the world will continue to use nuclear energy, recent events at Fukushima notwithstanding, according former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Hans Blix. In an interview with AFP, Blix said that the nuclear industry would adopt changes following on from the experiences at the Japanese plant, struck by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, and in the process become better and safer. "Fukushima is a bump in the road and will also lead to a further strengthening of the safety of nuclear power," he said.