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Japan To Restart Its Nuclear Reactors

By ONE Liners Agency
July 12, 2011

ENVIRONMENT NEWS – After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japan stopped all its nuclear activities, but in a recent statement, the government has clarified that it thinking about the restarting dozens of nuclear reactors, idle since the 11 March tsunami and quake.

Last week official had announced a “stress tests” in two phases to see whether nuclear reactors were in condition to restart or not. However, there is no official declaration of timescale for the tests. It is noted that March’s disaster paralyzed the country’s development to a great extent after nuclear leak in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Japan is amongst world topmost nuclear power generator and two-thirds of Japan’s 54 reactors have crippled since March, awaiting government’s approval to restart. Meanwhile, officials released the latest death toll from tsunami and earthquake, which says 15,547 died and 5,344 are missing,

Later on, the Fukushima leakage caused a nationwide horror and sparked a national review of its energy policy. The public opinion in the country is largely against the nuclear plants.

Japan is an earthquake prone country, so the stress tests are specially emphasized on whether 35 reactors currently sitting idle withstand tremor. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yokio Edano said that their first priority was to ensure safety and security of people.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan was under huge pressure while approving the stress tests. He is under extreme pressure to resign his post for the debacle caused due to negligence.

To start the reactors huge amount of energy will be needed, so officials have yet to declare a timetable for the test, fearing it will cause confusion among people.



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