To restart the Onagawa nuclear power plant Governor Miyagi Murai informs the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of local consent

To restart the Onagawa nuclear power plant Governor Miyagi Murai informs the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of local consent November 18 18:25 On the 18th, Governor Murai of Miyagi Prefecture met with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama over Tohoku Electric Power Onagawa Nuclear Power Station Unit 2. , I told the local consent that is a prerequisite for restarting. On the 11th of this month, Governor Murai of Miyagi Prefecture announced local consent for the restart of Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 after meeting with the mayor of Onagawa and the mayor of Ishinomaki.

Governor Murai visited the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on the evening of the 18th, met with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama, and stated that he would like to respond in the form of approval to the government policy for restarting that Miyagi Prefecture requested, and agreed with the local community. I officially told you.

On top of that, Governor Murai told Minister Kajiyama that he was worried and concerned about safety and disaster prevention measures.
▽ Further safety measures for nuclear power plants
▽ We asked for financial support for the development of evacuation roads in the event of an accident.

In response, Minister Kajiyama said, “It is essential that the relevant ministries and agencies work closely together and cooperate on safety measures and evacuation measures, and we will do our utmost to do so.”

This is the first time that local consent has been given at a nuclear power plant in the area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Tohoku Electric Power will proceed with safety measures work, aiming for restarting in the next fiscal year when the construction is completed, and after the fourth year of Reiwa.

Governor Murai Requests for support to dispel the anxiety of the citizens of the prefecture

After the meeting, Governor Murai told reporters, “While the anxiety about the safety of the citizens of the prefecture cannot be wiped out, I would like Minister Kajiyama to give a polite explanation to the citizens of the prefecture and to support the development of evacuation roads across ministries and agencies. The prefecture also wants to carry out evacuation drills and promote infrastructure development. ”