Much of the anxiety around the world in the wake of Chernobyl arose from a lack of information about what had happened and what was happening at the stricken nuclear power station. The communique issued after the Tokyo summit meeting in early May (Table 5.2) captured world feeling - the Soviet Union should provide other countries with speedy explanations and permit international inspection of their other nuclear power stations, so that everyone might be assured that a similar accident was unlikely to happen again (in the USSR or elsewhere).