Environment Minister Goshi Hosono repeated his request Saturday for temporary storage sites to be built in towns around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant for radiation-tainted soil and debris before its eventual disposal.
But representatives of Naraha, one of the three towns targeted, refused to budge, according to people who attended a meeting Saturday in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. Naraha’s municipal authorities have been based in Iwaki since the nuclear crisis began.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.