Japan not eyeing new nuclear plants despite energy concerns
- May 17, 2022 3:19 pm GMT
Last week, the industry ministry compiled an interim report on a clean energy strategy for achieving a carbon neutral society. The report mentioned the reactivation of nuclear power plants to ensure energy security, while keeping operational safety at the forefront.
"Taking into account the
Meanwhile, calls are growing within the nation's industrial sector for clarification of the role of nuclear power as more reactors approach their 40-year operating limits and face other regulatory hurdles, leaving their fate increasingly uncertain.
On Monday, the
Currently, only 10 of the country's 36 nuclear power plants have resumed operation under stricter safety regulations introduced after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex triggered by the massive earthquake and tsunami in northeastern
The government's latest energy plan, unveiled last year, calls for nuclear power to be kept at 20 to 22 percent of
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