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Japanese government dangles financial carrot to persuade reluctant communities to take nuclear wastess

But there is no prospect for the establishment of such a recycling system which would allow for disposing only of the waste from reprocessing and recycling.

Eventually, Japan, like most other countries with nuclear power plants, will be forced to map out plans for “direct disposal,” or disposing of spent fuel from nuclear reactors in underground repositories.

Hokkaido Governor Suzuki has taken a dim view of the financial incentive offered to encourage local governments to apply for the first stage of the selection process, criticizing the proposed subsidies as “a wad of cash used as a powerful carrot.”



September 22, 2020 - Posted by | Japan, politics, reprocessing, wastes


  1. Good article. Teeswater, Ontario, Canada is in the running for high level nuclear waste from whole Canada. Mayor and council are groomed perfectly by the NWMO. All kinds of money is given in the community, keep that fat carrot dangling in front of their mouths. Divides up the community. Money has for sure a lot of power by our elected officials. These temporary subsidies are only good for a short time if you look at the pollution this waste can do over the hundred thousands of years before it takes down the radiation levels. Short time gain and long time pain.

    Comment by Rita Groen | September 23, 2020 | Reply

    • Thank you, Rita.
      I couldn’t agree more. The nuclear industry has this system down pat. It’s happening in Australia, too. They look for an economically depressed community . That’s easy here, with prolonged droughts. They are very pleased to find one that lacks the essential facilities, e.g medical services, – facilities that should be helped by the government, anyway. But of course, the government is in cahoots with them. They then offer bribes – no wonder the communities cave in – it all looks so good.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 23, 2020 | Reply

  2. We started a grassroots group and have good support. We are close to town with 2 schools and a dairy processing plant. It’s a good agricultural region. I think it is not a really poor area. They promise new roads and bridges. It is presented to us to improve a lot of infrastructure in the municipality. It looks now that only roads and bridges going to the nuke dump get covered. Dangling carrot again! And don’t forget the jobs. In our area is not the qualification for a lot of positions who come available. What do we gain by this dump? All high level nuclear waste from whole Canada. Pre Covid 19 we had really low employment. We are only 30km from the biggest fresh water source in the world and the river runs through it to the lakes. If something goes wrong, water for 40 million is in danger.

    Comment by Rita Groen | September 23, 2020 | Reply

    • Good. I see the difference Canada does have nuclear power (?Ontario, Quenec, New Brinswick). So Canada does indeed have a nuclear waste problem. Still, it doesn’t need to be disposed of close to such a great freshwater source. Definitely not. Nor in an agricultural area. Definitely not. In Australia, the situation is really different. They did deliberately pick an economically depressed area, for a supposedly small nuclear waste dump, and of course, with appealing bribes. So that will go ahead. But the underlying plan is for an international hub for importing nuclear wastes. I’m not making this up. They’ve been trying this for many years.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 23, 2020 | Reply

      • Yes,I was reading that Australia wants other countries high level nuclear waste. The countries who use the dgr have to pay rent for a long time. They make a business out of this, really concerning, we requested, only nuclear waste from Canada to go in the nuke dump. But the officials can change that in one stroke of a pen. Don’t trust them at all.

        Comment by Rita Groen | September 23, 2020

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