Kansai Electric Power Company’s Takao Matsumura, General Manager of Nuclear Power Business Headquarters, visited the Fukui Prefectural Office on the afternoon of the 25th, met with Deputy Governor Hiroshi Sakuramoto, and promised to present it to the prefecture by the end of the year. He apologized for the candidate site for the storage facility outside the prefecture, saying, “We cannot report properly at this time, and we sincerely apologize.” I gave up the presentation within the year.

Deputy Governor Sakuramoto responded with a strong tone, “I regret that my promise was not kept. I cannot continue discussions on nuclear power plants for more than 40 years.”

Regarding spent fuel, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan announced on the 17th that electric power companies will jointly use the interim storage facility in Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture.