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Japan still considering total nuclear power pullout via Reuters

Japan has not ruled out the possibility of complete closure of its nuclear power stations as one option for the country’s future energy policy after the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, economy minister Yukio Edano said.

“I am certain that we are going to reduce nuclear power generation but whether we are going to reduce it to zero is a separate issue,” Edano, the economy, trade and industry minister told Reuters on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting hosted by the International Energy Agency in Paris.

Asked whether pulling out of nuclear was being considered, Edano said: “Yes, it is still under consideration.”

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