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15 January, 2018

ANRE Head Meets Niigata Governor on Kashiwazaki Kariwa, Delivers Document from METI Minister

On January 10, Commissioner Satoshi Kusakabe of the Agency for Natural Resources & Energy (ANRE), under Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), visited Governor Ryuichi Yoneyama of Niigata Prefecture to ask him for understanding on restarting the Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 and -7 Nuclear Power Plants (ABWRs, 1,356MWe each), owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), in Niigata Prefecture. (Photo provided by Niigata Prefecture.)

During his visit, the commissioner delivered a document in the name of METI Minister Hiroshige Seko clearly stating that the national government would promote the restart of the two units according to its official Strategic Energy Plan. In response, the governor said that his prefecture would pursue its own verification of the cause of the Fukushima Daiichi accident, as well as the effects of nuclear accidents on the human body and daily living, and the adequacy of evacuation plans in the event of a nuclear accident. He asked for the government's cooperation in providing information for the verification efforts and in developing evacuation plans. The document delivered to the governor also noted public concerns about restarting NPPs in the wake of the Fukushima accident. At the same tim...more
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