JAPAN | Fukui still opposed to restarting reactors

Posted on July 11, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 11 July 2011

An official from the prefecture with the most reactors in Japan says he cannot yet comment on the central government’s disclosure on Monday.

The head of Fukui prefecture’s environmental safety division, Hakuei Ishizuka, told reporters the central government will release details of the stress tests and their schedule on a later date.

He said the government has still not responded to the prefecture’s demand for information about the extent of damage at the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. He said another question not answered is whether the age of the crippled reactors was a factor in the crisis.

Ishizuka said unless the government gives Fukui a reply, the prefecture will not reactivate its reactors.

Ishizuka said the prefecture will keep a close watch on developments and will see whether the planned stress tests provide answers to its questions.

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