17 Mars 2015
March 17, 2015
Mar. 17, 2015 - Updated 11:11 UTC+1
Japan's top government spokesman says power companies may have decided to scrap some reactors due to the government's policy of lowering the country's dependence on nuclear energy.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Tuesday, after 2 nuclear plant operators announced they would decommission 3 aging reactors.
Suga said the government aims to realize an energy-efficient society and introduce reusable energy as much as possible.
Regarding the radioactive waste that will be generated from decommissioned reactors, he said plant operators are responsible for the waste, and need to secure disposal sites.