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Reconstruction Agency to seek 577 b. yen under FY 2022 budget

  • August 26, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:01 p.m.
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Tokyo, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Reconstruction Agency plans to make a budget request of 577.4 billion yen for fiscal 2022 from next April, partly to finance enhanced measures to tackle misinformation about treated radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, it was learned Thursday.

 

The agency plans to set aside 300 million yen to advertise the charms of the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, home to the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501> nuclear plant knocked out by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, informed sources said.

 

It will also ask for 4.1 billion yen to promote sales of seafood and processed food products from Fukushima and other areas.

 

The treated water, which contains radioactive tritium, is slated to be released into the ocean off Fukushima.

 

The agency will also request funds for measures aimed at enabling all willing people from no-go zones related to the nuclear accident to return to their hometowns within the 2020s, the sources said.

 

The total budget request amount includes 442.8 billion yen for restoration from the nuclear accident and 51.5 billion yen for housing reconstruction and community rebuilding after the earthquake and tsunami.

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