No confidence in the International Atomic Energy Agency, Greenpeace, June 3, 2011:
[T]he IAEA draws up nuclear safety standards. These are used as benchmarks in virtually all nuclear countries. In the European Union they are even enshrined in law.
[I]t controls research on health issues surrounding radiation that should then feed into its safety standards.
[I[t promotes nuclear power. According to the statutes of the agency, the objective of the IAEA is to ‘accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy’.
Can you begin to see the conflicts of interest here? An organisation charged with promoting nuclear power around the world also controls nuclear safety and health standards. It’s like expecting a tobacco company to prevent lung cancer. [...]
Greenpeace also points out the agency’s plastic suits with IAEA hastily sprayed on the back in paint or scrawled on with marker pen while inspecting the Fukushima plant:
Published: June 3rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm ET