TSURUGA, Fukui Pref. (Kyodo) An International Atomic Energy Agency team began safety assessments Tuesday at Fukui Prefecture’s Mihama nuclear power plant, where a fatal accident occurred in 2004.

The IAEA team consisting of 13 experts from 12 countries, including the United States and some European countries, will conduct safety checks until Feb. 5 in nine fields, including operations, maintenance and radiation protection, and is scheduled to compile a report in six months.

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