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Fukushima governor wants 2020 Olympic torch relay to go past nuclear plant Japan Today : Sports JUN. 18, 2014

Fukushima governor wants 2020 Olympic torch relay to go past nuclear plant SPORTS JUN. 18, 2014
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SPORTS JUN. 18, 2014 - 11:00AM JST ( 29 ) TOKYO —
Fukushima authorities said Tuesday they wanted the Olympic torch relay to pass close to the crippled nuclear plant when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Games, despite uncertainties over radioactive contamination there.

Yuhei Sato, the region’s governor, proposed that runners use a national highway that passes the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where reactors were sent into meltdown after Japan’s huge earthquake-tsunami disaster in 2011.

At its closest point, the road is around two kilometers from the plant, although Sato did not specify if runners should use that part of the highway.

“We wish to have a torch relay here so that the status of our reconstruction can be conveyed accurately,” he told a news conference after meeting Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.

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