Anti-terror upgrades at reactors mean Japan LNG, coal demand to rise in 2020

By Yuka Obayashi

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Analysts expect four of Japan’s nine operating reactors to close temporarily next year while utilities make changes required under stricter anti-terrorism rules adopted after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.


Are terrorists to blame for the 2011 Fukushima disaster?

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Financial institutions and large businesses maintain and annually test their off-site backup facilities, so why not nuclear reactors as a normal part of doing business to protect against all sorts of risks.

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Really confusing article. What do they want to say here?

It sounds as if Japan is wanting to further justify their reliance on fossil fuels, especially after the tongue-lashing they got at the recent climate summit.

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Isn't LNG both cheaper and cleaner than coal? Why not convert all the coal plants to LNG, at least until such time as they can justifiably be dismantled completely?

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Aren't Nuclear reactors always liabilities in wars and terrorism?

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