Fukushima leader blasts nuclear waste plan to distribute radioactive waste across the whole country

A key business leader has lashed out at a government plan to construct an interim storage facility for radioactive waste in Fukushima Prefecture, site of an ongoing nuclear crisis, rather than in Tokyo.

Toshio Seya, a former banker and head of the Fukushima Chamber of Commerce and Industry, asked during a regular news conference on Aug. 30: "Why doesn’t the government build (the proposed facility to store radioactive waste) in Tokyo’s Odaiba district? After all, the beneficiary of nuclear power is Tokyo."

Seya was clearly caught off-guard by the decision made by the Kan administration in its waning days.

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