Toyo town applies as a volunteer area for exploring the feasibility of constructing a repository for high-level radioactive waste

Since December 2002, NUMO has been calling for municipalities to apply as volunteer areas for exploring the feasibility of constructing a final repository for high-level radioactive waste. NUMO has now received an application from Toyo town in Kochi prefecture, effective as of January 25, 2007.
Before conducting a literature survey, NUMO will initiate an internal procedure that includes confirming the geological conditions in the volunteer area.
NUMO is continuing to call for other municipalities to apply as volunteer areas for exploration.