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Big safety costs for Japan’s nuclear power stations- and costs will grow yearly

Asahi Shimbun 23rd Aug 2018 Mandatory steps to respond to possible terrorist attacks and other safety
measures will cost 11 nuclear plant operators at least a combined 4.41
trillion yen ($40 billion), according to this year’s estimate, an Asahi
Shimbun study found. The soaring outlays undermine a government claim that
nuclear energy will be the cheapest source of power in 2030.
What is clear is that costs will increase year by year. Operators are obliged to
strengthen their facilities to withstand a terrorist attack within five
years of clearing more stringent regulations on reactor restarts imposed by
the Nuclear Regulation Authority.


August 25, 2018 - Posted by | business and costs, Japan, safety

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