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Saga Has No Plan to Host N-Waste Disposal Site: Governor

Saga Has No Plan to Host N-Waste Disposal Site: Governor

   Saga, April 16 (Jiji Press)--Saga Governor Yoshinori Yamaguchi said Tuesday that the southwestern Japan prefecture has no plan to host a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants.
   "We have no intention to accept fresh burdens," Yamaguchi told a news conference.
   He spoke in response to a petition that local business groups in the Saga town of Genkai submitted to the town assembly seeking to accept a "literature survey," or research into papers and data, to examine the town's suitability for hosting such a site.
   The literature survey is the first stage of the process to select a final disposal site. A special committee of the town assembly will discuss the petition Wednesday.
   Yamaguchi expressed his intention to watch progress in the town's discussions.

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