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Japan to Maintain Nuclear Power in Basic Energy Policy

The government will clarify its medium- to long-term policy of maintaining the share of nuclear power at a certain level in Japan’s energy mix on condition that its safety is secured, according to informed sources. 

By the end of the year, the government plans to revise the current basic energy policy, which was drawn up in 2010, to reflect lessons learned from the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, which was damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
A subcommittee of the industry ministry’s Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy will start full-fledged work on the revision next month, the sources said.
At a meeting on Wednesday, members of the subcommittee stated their opinions about nuclear power.
Kyoto University Prof. Hajimu Yamana said that nuclear power is important from the viewpoint of energy security.

Published on Monday, 21 October 2013

October 20, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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