If the government is really serious about the final disposal of high-level radioactive waste, it should stop fishing for candidate sites with grant money and start discussing why disposal is necessary in the first place.
Nuke Info 2nd Oct 2020 read more »
Two Hokkaido municipalities with little in the way of industry and bleeding population are moving toward applying to the government for consideration to be the final storage site for highly radioactive nuclear waste. The village of Kamoenai and the town of Suttsu are expected to formally announce as early as Oct. 8 that they will initiate steps expected to take 20 years before the nuclear waste storage facility actually begins operation. The major benefit to the municipalities will be grants of up to 2 billion yen ($19 million) for the first stage of the selection process. The money does not have to be refunded if a decision is made later to withdraw from consideration.
Asahi Shimbun 3rd Oct 2020 read more »
Japan Times 3rd Oct 2020 read more »