FUKUSHIMA — Residents of Fukushima Prefecture, speaking Wednesday at a government-sponsored public hearing on national energy policy, called for an end to dependence on nuclear energy by 2030.
The event in the prefecture that hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant was the latest in a series of nationwide hearings by the central government to solicit views on its proposals for the target ratio of nuclear energy by 2030.
Unlike earlier gatherings, the government limited attendance to Fukushima residents and boosted the number of speakers from 12 to 30.
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