Japanese Prime Minister wants to build interim storage facility in Fukushima prefecture

Outgoing Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan met with the governor of Fukushima prefecture this week. As reported by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper:

Prime Minister Naoto Kan asked Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato on Saturday to allow the construction of a temporary storage facility in the prefecture for soil and debris contaminated with high levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

Kan made the request in a meeting with Sato at his office in the prefectural government building without specifying a location or duration of storage.

The proposal was met with a testy response by the governor:

“Your proposal is very abrupt, and I can’t help but feel baffled by it.”

 Kan’s request seems a little tone deaf. Good thing he’s leaving….

Link: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110828003015.htm


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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