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  •  And one last little detail (0+ / 0-)

    the IAEA is also tasked both with promotion of the plutonium cycle through 'civilian' nuclear power, and regulation of the safety of its little PR clients.  From the funding you can see that they are mostly a propaganda agency with no interest in regulating.

    •  Um, (0+ / 0-)

      IAEA promotes the peaceful use of nuclear technology, implements (inspects) safeguards against the military use of nuclear technology, and promotes high standards of nuclear safety. It doesn't "regulate" anyone or anything. It has no enforcement power. That was never a part of its mandate.

      What IAEA has done since 2006 is organize reviews of the regulatory structures of member states (the NRC received one last year). I can find no results of any IAEA reviews of the Japanese pre-Fukushima. I have no idea if they ever were reviewed or if the reviews were ineffective or whether the recommendations were simply ignored.

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