Prime Minister Suga Visits Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, etc. "Responsible for reconstruction" September 26, 18:36
Prime Minister Suga visited Fukushima Prefecture on the 26th and inspected the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company, where decommissioning work continues.
After the visit, Prime Minister Suga emphasized that the government will take responsibility for reconstruction, and would like to decide as soon as possible how to dispose of water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which is increasing at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. I showed the idea.
On the 26th, Prime Minister Suga visited Fukushima Prefecture for the first time since he took office.
In March, Prime Minister Suga, who arrived in Okuma Town after 11:00 am on the JR Joban Line, which resumed operation on all lines for the first time in nine years, first visited the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company.
After going around the site by bus, we got off the bus on a hill overlooking Units 1 to 4 and inspected the decommissioning work.
At the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, water containing radioactive substances such as tritium continues to accumulate, and the disposal method has become an issue. Prime Minister Suga picked up a container containing treated water and explained from a TEPCO representative. Received.
He said, "I think it's a difficult and long-term task, but I want you to do it safely and steadily. I want the country to come to the fore and do everything in its power."
Next, Prime Minister Suga visited the prefectural tradition facility "Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Tradition Center" that opened in Futaba Town on the 20th of this month, and received records of evacuation of residents and reports from all over the world after the earthquake. I went around the corners displaying support items.
After that, Prime Minister Suga visited the prefectural junior and senior high school "Futaba Mirai Gakuen", which was created in Hirono Town with the aim of developing human resources who will be responsible for reconstruction, and three students worked to solve local issues. We announced the results of our learning activities.
Of these, Yutaro Ono, a second-year junior high school student whose grandfather is a fisherman, said he wanted to make a picture book that conveys the charm of the local fishery in order to eliminate the damage caused by rumors.
After hearing the students' announcements, Prime Minister Suga said, "It's really wonderful to have a solid goal and work hard. I worked hard with the motto" If you have the will, there is a way ", and before I knew it, I became Prime Minister. I want you to do your best without fear of failure. "
After a series of inspections, Prime Minister Suga told reporters, "I chose Fukushima as my first visit after becoming Prime Minister. For the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, decommissioning work is proceeding safely and steadily. We have confirmed that we are doing so. We would like the government to come to the fore and work hard to achieve both reconstruction and decommissioning. "
He added that he would like to take responsibility for deciding the disposal policy as soon as possible regarding the disposal method of water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which is increasing.
In addition, Prime Minister Suga said, "'No reconstruction of Tohoku without reconstruction of Fukushima','No reconstruction of Japan without reconstruction of Tohoku', which is my basic policy as a cabinet. On the day of the Cabinet, all ministers I handed over the instructions and wrote this firmly in it. I would like to continue to take responsibility for the reconstruction of the Fukushima and Great East Japan Earthquakes and work as a government. "
Regarding the difficult-to-return areas around the nuclear power plant, he said, "In the end, I would like to release everything and take the time to complete it so that you can live there."