Minister of Environment Koizumi “I was worried about the fishermen”.
The local fishery council in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, while the local government is rebelling against the former Minister of the Environment's remarks on the disposal of water containing radioactive tritium, etc., which continues to accumulate at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station We met with the executives of the association and thanked him for saying “I was worried about the fishermen”.
Regarding the water after processing the contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the former Minister of the Environment, Harada, said at the press conference on the 10th that "I have the impression that there is no other way than ocean release" Respondents have voiced back.
Under these circumstances, Minister Koizumi met with the executives of the Prefectural Fisheries Cooperative Association in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture on the afternoon of the 12th.
According to the prefectural fishermen, Minister Koizumi apologized, "While the remarks are the personal feelings of the former minister, I was worried about the fishermen in Fukushima, and I would like to apologize as the succeeding minister first." That is.
On the other hand, Mr. Tetsuji Suzuki, Managing Director of the Prefectural Fisheries Federation, said, “It is not possible to overlook the situation when the nuclear power finally settled down and the fishery started to move forward for reconstruction. Please look closely at the situation in Fukushima.” In fact, Mr. Koizumi said, “We will continue to look at Fukushima and proceed with reconstruction”.