A new international accord on the management and safety of nuclear power plants should be a priority for governments, the World Energy Council has advised.

The Guardian reports that a year on from Fukushima, the influential global energy organization, whose members include many of the biggest energy companies from around the world – said an agreement was possible and should be a matter of urgency.

“Global nuclear power is one of the rare issues on which an international accord could be achieved with a reasonable level of efforts— the need to act is urgent, and the time is right,” its report found.

“Very little has changed in respect of improving global governance of the nuclear sector, highlighting the need for action. There is critical need to inform the public about issues relating to nuclear generation technologies, safety, costs, benefits and risks.”

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