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Public fund may help decomission Fukushima

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northern Japan

TOKYO -- Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is considering a public fund to ensure progress in the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, ministry sources said on Saturday.

This Feb. 9 photo shows the crippled No. 3 unit of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

METI is specifically considering a new fund at the government-backed Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation, the sources said.

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