Japan nuclear power-free as last reac...

Japan nuclear power-free as last reactor shuts dowm

There are 8 comments on the www.vancouversun.com story from May 5, 2012, titled Japan nuclear power-free as last reactor shuts dowm. In it, www.vancouversun.com reports that:

TOKYO — Japanese utility Hokkaido Electric Power Co began shutting the country's last active nuclear reactor on Saturday, leaving the world's third-biggest user of atomic energy with no nuclear-derived electricity for the first time since 1970.

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Since: Jul 11

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#1 May 5, 2012
So the hippies win yet another battle against reason and common sense. The linked article mentions electricity shortages, which of course will be accompanied by price rises. Japan is a populous nation with few natural resources. How do they expect to generate enough electricity for their needs? Magic?

O, well, the steady and ongoing collapse of civilisation continues...

Since: Aug 09

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#2 May 5, 2012
AussieSteve wrote:
So the hippies win yet another battle against reason and common sense. The linked article mentions electricity shortages, which of course will be accompanied by price rises. Japan is a populous nation with few natural resources. How do they expect to generate enough electricity for their needs? Magic?
O, well, the steady and ongoing collapse of civilisation continues...
It's probably the smartest thing the japs have done for centuries, they have already started building more wind farms and solar generators. The only ones bitching are the politicians who have shares in nukes and the nuke companies, the people don't want any of them restarted.

Its about time the people determined their future, rather then brain dead greed driven ideological elite. The country is so prone to earthquakes and tsunami, already they have contaminated large tracts of the land and seas. Operating nukes there, is a recipe for more disaster and dead lands.

Since: Dec 10

Subiaco, Australia

#3 May 6, 2012
AussieSteve wrote:
So the hippies win yet another battle against reason and common sense. The linked article mentions electricity shortages, which of course will be accompanied by price rises. Japan is a populous nation with few natural resources. How do they expect to generate enough electricity for their needs? Magic?
O, well, the steady and ongoing collapse of civilisation continues...
It is more likely because of the danger of another Tsunami....It seems a silly place to have nuclear anything....they were rather naive methinks....
scooterman

Melbourne, Australia

#4 May 6, 2012
AussieSteve wrote:
So the hippies win yet another battle against reason and common sense.
It has nothing to do with hippies, just normal people who don't to place the lives of their families in the hands of unaccountable morons. Japan is on a major fault line and is highly earthquake-prone. It's common sense and reasonable NOT to build nuclear reactors in such areas.

You forget what happened at Fukushima last year and how long Nuclear company CEOs might be able to piss off to another country with ease if their homes become irradiated but most locals can't.
AussieSteve wrote:
The linked article mentions electricity shortages, which of course will be accompanied by price rises.
Price rises are better than dying from radiation poisoning. That's when things become really expensive.

It'll take decades before the land immediately surrounding the reactor becomes safe to resettle again and for the land to become productive. Now that's expensive.
AussieSteve wrote:
Japan is a populous nation with few natural resources. How do they expect to generate enough electricity for their needs? Magic?
Methods other than nuclear power.
AussieSteve wrote:
O, well, the steady and ongoing collapse of civilisation continues...
If civilisation is collapsing then nuclear power and the resulting irradiation from reactor meltdowns will just help speed it along.
DITMEthangSUCVAT NGTANDUNG

UK

#5 May 6, 2012
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BDV

Columbia, SC

#6 May 7, 2012
I hope Japan stops harming its citizens so stupidly. No one started dismantling their hydroelectric dams after the Vajont Dam incident or the Sayano-Shushenskaya accident.
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Also, the 4 reactors of the Fukushima Dai-Ni plnat did pass the test of the 40 foot tsunami + 7th largest recorded human history earthquake with flying colors. Why they are not up and running is beyond comprehension.
DITMEthangSUCVAT NGTANDUNG

UK

#7 May 7, 2012
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DITMEMAYthangSUC VATNGBANG

UK

#8 May 7, 2012
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