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Fukushima crisis: Can Japan be at the forefront of an authentic paradigm shift? via The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Mycle Schneider | 9 September 2011

Article Highlights

  • The Fukushima disaster vividly illustrates that the economic development model and underlying risk calculation that supported the nuclear industry are both outdated.
  • Even before Fukushima, the global nuclear industry was trending downward, and post 3/11, utilities and banks are increasingly questioning the economics of new nuclear power plants.
  • Germany and Japan are politically and economically situated be at the forefront of an authentic paradigm shift toward a sustainable, low-carbon andnuclear free energy policy.

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