“Nuclear waste” disposal site Resume nationwide briefing session Suspended at Corona

“Nuclear waste” disposal site Resume nationwide briefing session Suspended at Corona 4:26 on August 28 At the time of the implementation of geological disposal to bury underground “nuclear waste” from nuclear power plants The briefing session held all over the country was suspended due to the new coronavirus, but it has been resumed from this week. The government plans to carry out geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste from nuclear fuel, which has been used up at the nuclear power plant, so-called “nuclear waste,” deep underground, but the situation where the disposal site cannot be determined continues.

For this reason, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a nationally licensed corporation, NUMO = Nuclear Power Generation Environment Improvement Organization, has been holding a briefing nationwide for three years, and it was suspended for half a year due to the influence of the new coronavirus, but this week. It has been restarted from.

The event was held on the 27th in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, and the people in charge of the meeting explained the mechanism of waste generation and the disposal method.

This month around the disposal site, Kotobukicho, Hokkaido, announced that it is considering applying for the first survey toward selection, and discussions continue in the town.

A man in his 50s who participated in Tokyo said, “I used to feel like a thing, but I would like to talk with my family.”

An executive of NUMO said, “It is important to get people all over the country to be interested, and we would like to hold it at a pace of about twice a month in the future.”