"Decommissioning nuclear power plants and contaminated water treatment are the most important issues"

On the 13th, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Hagiwara met with Governor Uchibori in Fukushima Prefecture, and thought that he would work on the most important issues in the treatment of water after treating the decommissioning and contaminated water of the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. I told you.

On the 13th, Mr. Sugawara visited Fukushima City for the first time after taking office and met with Governor Uchibori.

“I would like to apologize again as the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry for 8 and a half years of inconvenience to the governor and everyone in Fukushima.”

In addition, “I recognize that the problem of decommissioning and the treatment of contaminated water is one of the most important issues. I would like to do my best to ensure safety according to the medium- to long-term roadmap.”

Regarding the treatment of water after treating contaminated water, the National Council of Experts has presented several proposals, such as a method of diluting the concentration of radioactive materials below the standard and releasing it into the sea, or storing it in a tank for a long time.

Mr. Hagiwara said, “Disposal methods are under consideration and experts will continue to discuss and decide in the future, but the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will also take responsibility,” he said.