Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fukushima town council approves opposition to radioactive waste storage facilities

The municipal assembly of Naraha in Fukushima Prefecture, a town which has been completely evacuated due to the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster, on March 15 unanimously approved a motion that opposed setting up midterm radioactive waste storage facilities in the town.

The assembly says that there were concerns from residents that midterm radioactive waste storage facilities would, by concentrating large amounts of radioactive waste, endanger the very existence of the town, and says there were requests for an opposition motion.

Mayor Takashi Kusano said, "Currently we are at the stage of waiting for an explanation from the national government, so it is unfortunate that the motion was passed." Source