Tepco tries to woo Niigata leaders via The Japan Times Online

NIIGATA — Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Toshio Nishizawa sought support Friday from local leaders in Niigata Prefecture, home of the utility’s only operating atomic power plant, while apologizing for the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 complex and vowing to create safer nuclear stations.

However, Aida responded by saying: “Residents here feel they are in the same boat as those suffering from the (Fukushima) nuclear accident. I want you to address the situation, including the issue of compensation.”

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