• Kyodo


The mayor of Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, home to a nuclear power plant, called Thursday on the central government to set up a new safety standard for reactivating idled reactors based on lessons learned from the Fukushima crisis.

Submitting a petition to Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano in Tokyo, Mayor Kazuharu Kawase also requested that the government offer financial support to the city to offset the “large effects” of the prolonged suspension and delayed construction of reactors on the region’s economy and employment.

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