2 Avril 2012
April 2, 2012
Noda: Safety is top priority to restart reactors
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he will place top priority on nuclear safety in deciding the restart of 2 idled reactors in western Japan.
The 2 reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture are currently halted for regular safety inspections.
Noda discussed the issue at an Upper House committee meeting on Monday.
He said the decision to restart the reactors will be made after taking into account opinion of local residents. He added that he and his Cabinet ministers will judge the matter in a comprehensive way.
Industry minister Yukio Edano said he is not convinced of the assessment by experts of the reactors recent stress tests.