20:34 30 September 2013
Motegi sides with locals calling to scrap Fukushima Daini nuke plant
TOKYO, Sept. 30, Kyodo
Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Monday suggested he supports local calls to scrap the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, located near the accident-stricken Fukushima Daiichi complex.
"Thinking about the current feelings of the people in Fukushima Prefecture, I don't think we can treat Fukushima Daini in the same way as other nuclear power plants," the economy, trade and industry minister told a parliamentary committee.
The Daini complex is located 12 kilometers south of the Daiichi plant. The four-reactor plant achieved a stable state of cold shutdown shortly after the natural disasters in 2011.
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