"Japan to Zero Out Nuclear Power by 2030s"

"TOKYO -- The Japanese government has decided to phase out nuclear power by sometime in the 2030s and shift the country in the direction of renewables, energy conservation and natural gas."

"There will be a 40-year limit on the lifespan of nuclear power plants, no new plant construction and no expansion of existing nuclear power facilities.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his cabinet adopted the new energy policy Friday in the wake of the nuclear fuel meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 that spread radiation across a wide area of the earthquake-prone country."

Environment News Service had the story September 14, 2012.


"Japan Won’t Stop Work on Reactors, Official Says" (New York Times)

"A Nuclear-Free Japan? It Could Happen" (Christian Science Monitor)

"New Reactor Projects Still On: Edano" (Japan Times)

"No-Nuke Plan Official, Quick To Draw Flak" (Japan Times)

"Western Allies Concerned About Japan's No-Nuke Energy Policy" (Asahi Shimbun)

Source: ENS, 09/17/2012