Japan to start two reactors to meet electricity needs

June 17, 2012 TOKYOThe approval by the Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, for reactors to be restarted, ending Japan’s month-long freeze on nuclear power, has met with a mixed response, signaling damage to his political support. Two reactors at Kansai Electric Power’s Ohi nuclear plant can be operated safely, Mr. Noda said on Saturday after meeting three cabinet ministers who share approval authority. The utility, which serves the $1 trillion economy of Japan’s second-biggest urban region, said it would immediately begin work to start one reactor. Japan is reopening nuclear plants that provided about 30 per cent of its energy before being shut after the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima station. The decision followed a day after a deal was made with opposition parties to abandon some campaign pledges in return for agreement to double the nation’s consumption tax. Majorities in public opinion polls oppose both the restarts and the tax increase. Local governments in areas where other nuclear power plants are located voiced support for the government’s decision and hope that reactors at their nuclear plants would also be reactivated. “The government should restart the reactors as quickly as possible on its own responsibility,” a local official said. But other local government heads reiterated their demands that the government make more efforts to secure the safety of nuclear plants. –SMH
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5 Responses to Japan to start two reactors to meet electricity needs

  1. Carla Burgers says:

    Lessons learned ??? nah…………


    • jehjeh007 says:

      I just tried your link with IE and google chrome. I doesn’t work Discordian. I thought the plants where owned by the government, then I remembered that there is a significant number of private investors too. We must remember that business are people too (LOL)


  2. callyrox says:

    Ahhh Alvin. please take a look at this https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=297789566983504&set=a.149759021786560.31736.139175562844906&type=1&theater

    This is Aurora Australis. Seen from Mt Wellington Hobart Tasmania on the 17th. just goes to show how intense the storms are up in space 🙂


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