The central government's plan to decommission the Monju fast-breeder reactor came under fierce criticism Monday from the governor of the prefecture that hosts the trouble-prone nuclear facility.

Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa said scrapping the reactor is "totally unacceptable" after being told of the plan Monday in a meeting in Tokyo with central government officials.

"I strongly demand the government review the plan," Nishikawa said, charging the central government with not providing sufficient justification for the decommissioning.