In his first visit to the Fukushima nuclear plant since taking office as the new Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida said that the plan to dispose of the waste water stored in the complex must be implemented immediately.
Kishida visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which was previously affected by the 2011 tsunami during his visit on Sunday (17/10).
He said the plan to dispose of waste water in the complex could not be delayed any longer, despite concerns from local residents.
The Fukushima Daiichi plant was destroyed three times in 2011 following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
Japanese officials say disposal of the waste is indispensable for factory clean-up, and disposal to the sea is the most realistic option.
The plan was strongly opposed by fishermen, citizens and Japan’s neighbors, including China and South Korea. (vm / jm)