Suga: Review response to water leaks

JIJI

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday stressed the need to review measures for dealing with the radioactive water leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, including who should be responsible for taking the initiative.

At a meeting in Tokyo, the top government spokesman said the previous Democratic Party of Japan-led administration had opted to let Tokyo Electric Power Co. take the lead without any government involvement.

“But the current situation requires a review to be made,” Suga said. “Now is the time to make a conclusion.”

The Liberal Democratic Party has drafted special legislation calling on the government to directly supervise measures to tackle the leaking power station, which was wrecked by tsunami after the March 2011 magnitude 9 Great East Japan Earthquake.