Japanese fishermen demand export before release to prevent rumors.
Local fishermen in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture asked the minister in charge of nuclear power today (Feb. 2) to “take strong measures to avoid rumors, even if it means delaying the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.”
According to Kyodo News, Harumi Nikki, president of the Aomori Prefectural Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperatives, met with Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo today and said, “I feel very uneasy, and I have the impression that we can’t export even before the discharge.”
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Nikki emphasized his opposition to the discharge and said, “Please delay the discharge to gain the public’s understanding.”
In response, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Nishimura told Mr. Nikki, “We are responding by strongly asking China and Hong Kong to respond based on scientific evidence.”
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will also reportedly meet with Masanobu Sakamoto, president of the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, 카지노사이트킴 before the releases begin.