Koizumi Environment Minister visits Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, etc.October 2, 17:26

Minister Koizumi visited the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, where the nuclear accident occurred for the first time after taking office, and an intermediate storage facility for decontamination waste.

Mr. Koizumi visited Fukushima prefecture for the third time since assuming office last month, and on the 2nd, an intermediate storage facility for storing waste such as soil generated by decontamination was first established in a place that spans Okuma and Futaba. Visited.

And I was receiving explanations from the person in charge while watching the soil being dumped from various places in Fukushima Prefecture being reclaimed.

After that, we headed to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and confirmed the current nuclear fuel removal work at the Unit 3 reactor building.

We also observed a situation where water containing radioactive tritium after treatment of contaminated water from the nuclear power plant was put in a large number of tanks and stored on the premises.

Regarding this water, Harada and the former Environment Minister said, “My impression is that there is no other way than ocean release”, and fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture are strongly repelled.

Mr. Koizumi told reporters after the inspection, “The fisherers are most worried about this issue. I think there are many points to consider, but I think it is an issue that must be solved. "Said.