Japan to permanently close 5 nuclear power plants

Japan to permanently close five more of its remaining 48 “operable” nukes, Beyond Nuclear Jan 15 

In the still growing wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, the Japanese nuclear industry has preliminarily announced they will permanently close five more atomic power plants. Now nearly four years after the multi-unit accident, Japan has maintained “zero nuclear” power generation. This most recent decommissioning announcement reduces the number of the country’s operable —but still not operating—reactors down to 43. All six units at Fukushima Daiichi have been permanently closed including Units 1 through 4 destroyed in the accident as well as the undamaged Unit 5 and Unit 6 (a GE Mark II). The Abe government is struggling to restart some number of the nation’s atomic reactors amidst broad anti-nuclear public and political opposition……..http://www.beyondnuclear.org/the-nuclear-retreat/2015/1/13/japan-to-permanently-close-five-more-of-its-remaining-48-ope.html

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