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Japan’s Prime Minister Abe willing to take a chance on nuclear safety

Abe,-Shinzo-nuke Abe to pledge resumption of Japan nuclear plants By MarketWatch, May 26, 2013, TOKYOPrime Minister Shinzo Abe will clarify his government’s plan to resume operation of idled nuclear power plants in a growth strategy to be compiled in mid-June, Kyodo News quoted sources familiar with the matter as saying Saturday.

The draft energy policy to be included in the growth strategy states that steps will be taken to restart reactors judged safe for operation by the nuclear regulatory authorities, they said.

The government will pledge that it will make utmost efforts to ensure plant safety to gain support from municipalities hosting nuclear plants, the sources said.

The energy policy laid out in the growth strategy will be the government’s official endorsement of Abe’s plan to rely on nuclear power until the nation’s final policy is made on nuclear energy use….

May 27, 2013 - Posted by | Japan, politics

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