Iranian Official: Iran Can Resolve Fukushima N. Power Plant Problems
Tehran’s envoy to the International Centre for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science Applications in the Middle-East (SESAME) underlined Iran’s great progress in the field of civilian nuclear technology, and said Tehran can help Japan stop radioactive leakage at its Fukushima nuclear power plant.
“Iran has experienced a leap in the nuclear field in the last 8 to 10 years”, Seyed Mahmoud Reza Aqa-Miri told FNA on Saturday, stressing that the country has specially taken longer strides in the field of the civilian nuclear technology in the last 6 to 7 years.
“I am pleased to announce that Iran is one of the countries which can help Japan with regard to the damage inflicted on the Fukushima power plant,” he added.
Iran’s ability to solve the radioactive leakage problem at the Fukushima power plant indicates that its applied capabilities might be superior to Japan due to the home-grown nature of Iran’s nuclear program, Aqa-Miri mentioned.
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex has been spewing radioactivity since the March 11 tsunami carved a path of destruction along Japan’s Northeastern coast, killing as many as 25,000 people.
On March 11, 2011 a devastating earthquake of 9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi in Japan’s largest island of Honshu.