Gallery: Japanese Mayor Announces Plans to Restart Two Nuclear Reactors


Despite shutting down all their nuclear plants last month in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has hinted that its relationship with nuclear power may not be completely over. The mayor of one town in the Fukui prefecture is making moves to restart two of its reactors, citing concerns over energy shortages and the impact of closures on the local economy — including the mayor’s own company.

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  1. baazorg June 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

    “It is a difficult Catch-22 situation. See the Japanese economy crumble from a lack of power or suffer another potential Fukushima in the future.”

    Not *that* difficult. Clearly they need nuclear power plants working until they have an alternative in place. Switching everything off at the same time without much notice makes sense in an emergency, not as part of their energy strategy…

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