The group will be headed by Trade Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, METI official Tatsuya Shinkawa said at a briefing in Tokyo today. Members of the team include Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority and vice ministers of related ministries.
The measure is part of a push by Prime MinisterShinzo Abe for the government to play a larger role in the cleanup at Fukushima after the discovery of leaks at the site.
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