• Kyodo


The Diet enacted a revised law Wednesday that will give a state-backed fund dealing with compensation issues related to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster the added task of working to decommission the plant.

The revamped entity could be launched this summer, in a move that is expected to boost government involvement in scrapping the reactors that suffered a triple meltdown, and tackling the buildup of highly radioactive water at the crippled plant.

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