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Japan to phase out nuclear energy by 2040

By David Ferguson
Friday, September 14, 2012 7:42 EDT
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TEPCO workers at the Fukushima nuclear facility. Photo: AFP.
 
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Japan on Friday said it planned to phase out nuclear power over three decades in an apparent bow to public pressure after last year’s Fukushima disaster, the worst atomic accident in a generation.

The disaster-struck country would work to cut its use of nuclear energy to zero by 2040 by eventually shutting down its stable of reactors, which once supplied resource-poor Japan with about one-third of its energy, AFP reports.

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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