Gallery: Japan Goes Completely Nuclear Free, But Greenhouse Gas Emissio...

The Tomari reactor is the last nuclear plant in Japan to close.
 

Tomorrow Japan will become completely nuclear free for the first time since 1970 as it shuts down the Tomari nuclear reactor on the island of Hokkaido. One by one the country’s 54 nuclear reactors have been shuttered for maintenance, but they have not reopened because of the public’s fears over their safety. Anti-nuclear demonstrators plan on celebrating Tomari’s shutdown, but one consequence Japan faces is a 15 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions because of its increased reliance on fossil fuels.

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  1. Green Joy May 5, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Wow, a 15% increase. Insane. I know the people of Japan are thinking of their immediate safety, but I wonder if they’ve considered the long term effects of going back to fossil fuels. The renewable energy sector around the world, not just in Japan, should really hussle and get moving.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz
    GreenJoyment.com

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