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….