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Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Science |

Japan is prepared to turn its reactors

Japan is prepared to turn its reactors

It’s been 15 months since the Tsunami that took the lives of thousands of Japanese and caused a disaster at the nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi. Since Japan decided to turn that problem all its nuclear reactors, which has caused havoc among the population by reducing the deputy minister of electricity.

The 50 reactors supplied about 30% of total electricity in the country and because of the flaws found in Fukushima, the government took the decision to shut down all plants and subjected to thorough checks to prevent a similar disaster in the future.

No more than a week the last was disconnected and it seems that now they will reuse them because energy demand is coming for the summer. Yoshihiko Noda Prime Minister authorized the Kansai Company the right to restart the reactors 3 and 4 of the plant in Fukui Prefecture.

Despite the discontent among the public about nuclear energy, Noda said in April that would be hurt without it and to rely on energy generated by fossil fuels would prevent the country from achieving its obligations to reduce greenhouse gases.

The two reactors will begin operations in July will provide millions of kilowatts.

It is not known if more reactors could resume operations soon, but being a country that depends on both the power to sustain their way of life, it is likely that gradually people will accept the use of new reactors

Link: Japan nuclear reactors prepare to switch back on (New Scientist)

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