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Genkai Mayor Discusses “Nuclear Waste” Challenges with Economy Minister

In Genkai, Saga Prefecture, Mayor Shintaro Wakiyama met with Economy Minister Saito to express his concerns about selecting a site for disposing of high-level radioactive waste, known as “nuclear garbage.” This follows the town’s acceptance of the first stage of literature review for site selection proposed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. The mayor expressed a desire to deepen his understanding of the issue amidst the town council’s approval for the survey. The meeting underscores the complexity of choosing a disposal site, especially given the presence of the Genkai Nuclear Power Plant in the town. The mayor is set to make a decision by the end of May, reflecting on the national importance and local apprehensions about the disposal site. Source: NHK

Genkai Mayor Discusses "Nuclear Waste" Challenges with Economy Minister

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Saga Prefecture
Published: May 9, 2024 / Last Updated: May 9, 2024

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