On the 25th, Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto of Fukui Prefecture said, “I am very sorry that Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. was unable to present a candidate site for an interim storage facility for temporary storage of spent nuclear fuel from the nuclear power plant by the end of the year. “. He reiterated that the presentation of the candidate site was a major premise for starting discussions on the restart of the Kanden nuclear power plant, which has been in operation for more than 40 years.

This is the second time that the promise with the prefecture has not been kept, following 2018, which was the initial deadline for presentation. Governor Sugimoto, who responded to the interview at the prefectural office, complained, “There is no doubt that we are moving toward a person with a bad relationship of trust.” However, he also explained to Kanden that “it is a project that requires various adjustments.”