DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The former head of the U.N.'s
atomic energy watchdog says Japan's reactor crisis could pose a
significant setback to public acceptance of nuclear power.
Mohamed ElBaradei called Sunday for a comprehensive safety
review of nuclear plants worldwide and urged better planning for
But he also told a Dubai energy conference that nuclear reactors
have grown safer in recent decades and that nuclear power remains
the only credible alternative to fossil fuels.
ElBaradei stepped down as director general of the International
Atomic Energy Agency in November and is now a leading pro-democracy figure in his home country of Egypt.
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