Thursday, July 14, 2011

Japan may give up nuclear energy

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, said Wednesday that the Fukushima nuclear crisis convinced him that Japan should get rid of nuclear energy and get rid of all nuclear power plants. The crisis of radiation in the central Fukushima, Tokyo Electric Power, triggered by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, has provoked debate about the role of nuclear energy in Japan is an earthquake zone and with few resources and concern for the energy shortage because 35 of the 54 reactors are being held.

"Given the amount of risk associated with nuclear power generation, I realized that nuclear technology can not be organized only with conventional security measures," Khan said at a news conference. "I think we should aim for a society that is not dependent on nuclear power generation," he said.

The plant still leaking radiation Fukushima four months after the earthquake, but Khan said the workers were about to achieve the goal of stable reactor cooling in mid-July and that the Government hoped to advance to January the deadline for turning off damaged reactor. Khan said it was premature to set a timeframe for achieving the goal of a society without nuclear energy, but said it would be a gradual process.

The unpopular prime minister has been more attentive to public concerns about nuclear energy, but it is doubtful that monitors the implementation of energy policy because he has promised to resign, but has given no date. Kan also said that Japan could avoid power shortages in summer and winter due to energy conservation efforts and the domestic supply of companies, despite the large number of reactors that are disabled for inspections or other work.

The president said the government would take steps to alleviate the impact to consumers and businesses in the short-term loss of nuclear power reactors damaged, but gave no details.

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