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Hokkaido village to apply for nuclear waste site survey

A Hokkaido town setting up Friday elected to get a first-stage study to pick a community holding a prepared last disposal website for top-level contaminated waste from nuclear reactor.

The Kamoenai setting up took on a request from a regional chamber of business asking the town to get the supposed literary works study by a bulk ballot at a conference of the setting up’s standing board, which consists of all setting up participants.

The study, which checks geological literary works and also information, is the very first of the 3 phases of exam in the option procedure. In Hokkaido, the community of Suttsu is likewise taking into consideration getting the literary works study.

Kamoenai Mayor Masayuki Takahashi is anticipated to reveal the strategy to get the study after the request is likewise authorized at a plenary session, to be assembled quickly.

“The assembly will make its final judgment at the plenary session. I’ll respect the voting result,” Takahashi informed press reporters after the board conference.

Kamoenai Mayor Masayuki Takahashi speaks with press reporters after the setting up’s standing board satisfied in Kamoenai, Hokkaido, on Friday.|KYODO

Kamoenai’s application would certainly be the very first because that of Toyo, Kochi Prefecture, in 2007. Toyo later on withdrew its application.

The board conference was held behind shut doors. One participant stated the town is stagnating also quick due to the fact that it has actually gathered point of views of citizens, while an additional stated point of views of those opposing the study needs to likewise be considered, according to notified resources.

Before considerations at the conference, sector ministry and also various other authorities informed the board regarding the descriptions provided to Kamoenai homeowners by the ministry and also others in a five-day conference in late September.

The request was sent to the setting upSept 8.


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