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Governor of Miyagi Prefecture approves plan to restart Onagawa nuclear reactor.

Here’s another article that quietly accepts the myth that nuclear power combats climate change.

Japan Could Restart Nuclear Reactor Damaged In 2011 Disaster, Oil Price By Tsvetana Paraskova – Nov 12, 2020,  A local governor in Japan has approved plans from utility Tohoku Electric Power to restart one of its nuclear reactors that was damaged in the 2011 earthquake and the following tsunami, the same that caused the reactor meltdown at Fukushima.

Tohoku Electric Power received approval from the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, Yoshihiro Murai, to restart unit 2 at the Onagawa nuclear power plant, a spokesman for the company told Reuters.

In its strategy for the medium and long term, the company said in February this year that “On the premise of secured safety, we will aim for the prompt restart of Onagawa Nuclear Power Unit 2 with the local community’s understanding.”

Last month, Japan pledged to become a net-zero emissions economy by 2050, joining the UK and the European Union (EU) in those commitments. Due to the closure of nuclear reactors after Fukushima, Japan relies on coal for around a third of its electricity generation.

 

November 14, 2020 - Posted by | Japan, politics

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