04 May '12, 3pm

Japan Goes Nuclear-Free For the First Time in Four Decades

04 May 2012: Japan Goes Nuclear-Free For the First Time in Four Decades Japan will shut down its last working nuclear power station this weekend , culminating — at least for now — a national shift away from nuclear energy in the aftermath of last year’s Fukushima disaster. The Shunning Nuclear Power Will Lead to a Warmer World Physicist Spencer Weart argues that if we allow our fears of nuclear energy to block the building of a significant number of new nuclear plants, we will be choosing a far more perilous option: the intensified burning of planet-warming fossil fuels. READ THE e360 REPORT shutdown of the No. 3 Tomari reactor in Hokkaido will leave the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970. Given public concerns about nuclear safety, it may become difficult to switch the plants back on if the country makes it through the summer months without power ...

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Japan to go nuclear-free for first time since 1970

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