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EDITORIAL: Without national debate, radical nuclear policy shift intolerable via Asahi Shimbun

[…] The Kishida administration spent only four months on this policy initiative without making any serious effort to win broad public support. The attempt to chip away at important policy principles comes on the heels of its recent decision to drastically … Continue reading

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Power Generation Cost Working Group Finally Comes up with New Estimate via Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center

By Matsukubo Hajime(CNIC) On July 12, the Working Group on Verification of Power Generation Cost (hereafter, WG) of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy, an advisory body to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, announced the outline … Continue reading

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As Japan reboots 44-year-old nuclear reactor, experts sound alarm via Reuters

Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, June 22 (Reuters) – The head of a major inquiry into Japan’s nuclear disaster and a former senior Cabinet adviser have sounded alarm over plans this week to restart a 44-year old reactor, saying the industry and … Continue reading

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METI eyes 2031 end to Fukushima No. 1 cleanup via The Japan Times

BY MARI YAMAGUCHI KYODO, AP The industry ministry on Monday unveiled a revised plan to remove molten nuclear fuel debris from the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant in 2021 — a process said to be the biggest hurdle to decommissioning … Continue reading

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