Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says that the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant should be nationalized.
Hatoyama made the remarks in an article he co-wrote for British science journal Nature. He criticized Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) for its inadequate and late provision of information regarding efforts to bring the power plant under control.
Hatoyama said the public cannot be sure what is going on at the nuclear power plant and called for a wide-ranging probe into the March 11 disaster and TEPCO's handling of the crisis.
As such, he writes, the Daiichi plant must be nationalized so that information can be gathered openly.© Japan Today