EXPERTS from 54 countries and five international organisations are considering the results of a simulated nuclear accident at the French reactor at Gravelines, near the border with Belgium, across the English Channel. The exercise, which was carried out on May 22-23rd, was to test national and international procedures following a nuclear emergency, the co-ordination of information, and the effectiveness of advisory and decision-making mechanisms.

David Kyd, spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, said that "only a very ...

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