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The United Nations atomic agency missed a chance to strengthen international nuclear safety today when delegates concluded a meeting on Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi reactor meltdowns without implementing new policies.

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s 151-nation ministerial meeting ended today in Vienna with countries delaying further negotiations until September, when the IAEA holds its annual general conference alongside a separate high- level UN summit called by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

This week’s closed-door meeting featured the release of an IAEA fact-finding mission report on the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, where investigators found inadequate earthquake and tsunami defenses. Delegates were split on proposals to...

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