Increased transparency, better information disclosure and clear explanations of technical matters were key to regaining the public’s trust after the Chernobyl disaster, a nuclear expert from Ukraine involved in the response to the 1986 meltdown said Monday in Tokyo.

Volodymyr Holosha, who is in charge of managing the exclusion zone under Ukraine’s Ministry of Emergency, didn’t directly discuss how the Japanese government responded to the triple-meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.

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