Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor
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#1 Sep 15, 2013
Tokyo (CNN)-- Japan's only operating nuclear reactor will be shut down for maintenance before Monday, leaving the country with no nuclear power supply for the second time in 40 years.
Kansai Electric Power Co. will shut down reactor no. 4 at its Oi plant in Fukui prefecture in western Japan.
With the shutdown, all 50 of the country's reactors will be offline.
The government hasn't said when or if any of the reactors will come back on
Before the Fukushima disaster, Japan relied on nuclear for about 30% of its energy. As reactors have come off-line, the country has increased its imports of fossil fuels.
But what was to have been a historic move turned out not to be so.
Fearing that the void in nuclear power supply would result in an energy crunch -- and possibly rolling blackouts -- the government allowed two reactors to start back up at the Oi plant.
Since then, the public fears have worsened as the crippled reactors at Fukushima continue to prove problematic.
After this recent shutdown, the government might wait until all safety checks are complete before deciding if it will bring any of the reactors back on.
#2 Sep 15, 2013
Would a TMI be a worst national event than today. Hmm, our interconnectivity is mush better such as smart phones and the development of our internet. That would say it would be worst...
I think the agency and the nuclear plants have become more isolated from the public than in those days.
We think our govenment is more dysfunctional than at any time in the past...that would make it worst.
Would a nuclear event allow more nut cakes to get elected to congress?
So i am saying a rather insignificant local nuclear event could cascade into knocking out 20% of our electrcity.
#3 Sep 15, 2013
How could the enlightened gain an advantage more than the Stone Age greenie loser luddites....
#5 Sep 16, 2013
do ewe mean those who've woken up to the dangers of nukedom such as most of the Japanese are, or those who've woken up to truth in general including the 'New World Order' agenda etc.?
TMI killed dozens with cancer
Chernobl killed over one million
Fukushima is going to be worse than Chernobyl in the best case scenario, Many More in the worst case should it go super-critical
"Would a nuclear event allow more nut cakes to get elected to congress?"
-why, ewe planning on running mikey?
The Real Fukushima Danger
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