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Japan to Shut Down Last Nuclear Reactor


World  (tags: Japan, 1-year since eartthquake/tsunami, nuclear power plants, Japan has 54 reactors, 4 were damaged, No. 3 Tomari reactor, Hokkaido Electric Power Co., summer electricity shortages, substitute fuels, public opposition, anti-nuclear groups )

Judy
- 838 days ago - japantoday.com
Japan shuts down its last working nuclear power reactor on Saturday just over a year after a tsunami scarred the nation. If it survives the summer without major electricity shortages, producers fear the plants will stay offline for good.



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wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:37 pm
really ?!
i read, amazed.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:38 pm
When I read :The United States, China, and India are looking to increase their reactors". the whole article went blank. Is America not considered one of the most intelligent countries in the world? To sit in agreement with China and India in using nuclear power as an energy source, I have my doubts.
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:41 pm
> Nuclear power provided almost 30% of the electricity
yeah, but (what's hardly ever mentioned:) nukes are not easy to regulate (and expensive to shutdown/startup) so they produce predominately BASE LOAD (= cheapest electricity); they'r no god for producing PEAK LOAD.
So this 30% of electricity is worth considerabl yless that 30% of revenue.
AND, additionally
The Nuclear Cost Shell Game:
" The nuclear energy industry only exists thanks to what insurance experts call the "mother of all subsidies "

" nuclear power stations are not insurable. "

e.g. in U$A, " the United States government guarantees the insurance... [by] what is called the Price-Anderson Act "


 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:43 pm
> Is America not considered one of the most intelligent countries
quite the contrary
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Friday May 4, 2012, 4:54 pm
.... "shutdown for maintenance, for 70 days " according to http://text.orf.at/100/104_0001.htm
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Friday May 4, 2012, 5:30 pm
thanks
 

Naoko I. (262)
Friday May 4, 2012, 6:04 pm
"If it survives the summer without major electricity shortages, producers fear the plants will stay offline for good"

Yeah, let's make it happen !
 

Betsy Bee (1043)
Friday May 4, 2012, 9:19 pm
Let us hope they stay offline for good. Elevated cooling pools, is that insane or what. Then these cooling pools are damaged. Is there any sanity in designing an elevated pool.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 3:37 am
Wonderful TY Judy
 

John B. (215)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 8:49 pm
Read and noted. Thank you Judy for posting the article. There are much greenner ways to power this world. We should study, refine and fund them.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 3:05 am
Noted! About time!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 3:46 am
They need to give more funds to alternative sources of energy such Windmill Farms.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 12:32 pm
noted
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 12:32 pm
noted
 
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