Japan Reopens First Nuclear Reactor Since Tsunami
Source: The Telegraph, Danielle Demetriou (8/18/11)
"Before March 11, atomic plants produced around a third of Japan's domestic energy needs."
Tomari nuclear power plant's reactor number three, in Japan's northernmost Hokkaido island, restarted full commercial operations after receiving the official go ahead from central government.
Close to 75% of Japan's 54 reactors are currently off line for safety checks since the Fukushima power plant was badly damaged in the earthquake and tsunami, triggering the on-going nuclear crisis.
A wave of anti-nuclear sentiment has been gathering pace across many communities, particularly those hosting power plants, resulting in local authorities increasingly opposing a resumption of operations
Before March 11, atomic plants produced around a third of Japan's domestic energy needs. . .View Full Article