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With no nuke reactors in operation, Japan struggles to chart new energy strategy

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

As Japan no longer has any operating commercial nuclear reactors following the halt of its last commercial nuclear reactor on the night of May 5, the reality in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster symbolizes a major turning point in the nation's energy policy. The government, citing a possible summertime power shortage, is trying to restart the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Oi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture, while exploring the feasibility of ending Japan's reliance on nuclear power in the long run.
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Only one out of 54 nuclear reactors left operating in Japan

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Only one of Japan's 54 commercial reactors remains in service after Tokyo Electric Power Co. suspended operation of its last running nuclear reactor early Monday, amid lingering safety concerns in the wake of TEPCO'... Read Post

Official 'decommissioning' of Fukushima reactors brings locals no peace

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

At the stroke of midnight on April 19, Japan's nuclear reactor count will officially drop from 54 to 50, as the ruined No. 1-4 reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will be formally retired. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Pow... Read Post

Japan to restart first nuclear reactors since Fukushima

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan has given the go-ahead for operations to resume at two nuclear reactors on its western coast, the first to be restarted after the government shut down all reactors following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. De... Read Post


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