Nuclear waste final disposal site selection Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry “It is very important to have discussions” 14:27 on August 28: Regarding the selection of the final disposal site for so-called “nuclear garbage”, Shoutsu-cho, Hokkaido is the first stage. The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry said that it was a “very important process” when he discussed the application for a new literature survey and started an opinion exchange meeting in the town. I showed it. Regarding the selection of the final disposal site for “high-level radioactive waste” generated from spent nuclear fuel at nuclear power plants, Shoutsu-cho considers applying for the first stage “bibliographic survey” and exchanges opinions within the town. We have begun concrete discussions such as holding meetings.
On this, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 28th, “It is a very important process to have careful discussions in the town.”
In addition, he said, “We would like to ask for an explanation if necessary and proceed with the literature survey while gaining an understanding”, and repeatedly showed the idea that the country would carefully explain it.
On the other hand, Governor Suzuki of Hokkaido has shown opposition to the case when moving to the “summary survey” such as the second stage of bowling.
Kajiyama said that multiple local governments are interested in the literature survey, saying, “Even if we did not proceed to the next summary survey, we would not have the technical know-how gained from the literature survey or the experience gained through dialogue It can also be used in the region. It makes sense to conduct a literature survey.”