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.
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
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