Japan Minister vows to promote scrapping of Fukushima nuke plant

Posted: 12th October 2021


10/11/2021 7:15:42 AM

Tokyo, Oct 11 (IANS) Japan’s Industry Minister Koichi Hagiuda has vowed to promote the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and recovery of the area as a top priority during his first visit to the northeastern prefecture since assuming office, local media reported on Monday.

During his visit, Hagiuda told Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori and the mayors of municipalities hosting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that his Ministry would put full efforts to deal with the release of treated radioactive water from the facility damaged by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, reports Xinhua news agency.

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