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Japan's nuclear industry growing, but slower than government hoped

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By Aaron Sheldrick and Osamu Tsukimori

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The real truth about the Fukushima disaster was that the Norwegian that was evacuated from Fukushima by extra flight do landed in higher radiation in Norway.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2015/03/16/the-fukushima-disaster-wasnt-very-disastrous/#2a4e709f6b2d

If you want less Japanese people killed than the Wind Power is not actual as quite more are killed every year worldwide than the nuclear has so far since the start of operation.

Just one single year the Wind Power killed 166 persons worldwide during one single year and the nuclear has killed 40 - 50 persons totally.

Try to lift your mind and find out that nuclear is much secure than Wind Power ever. Why not install SMR-reactors Small Modular Reactors of about 300 MW each.

The radiation from Fukushima represents an increased lungcancerrisk of 1 to 2 percent while smoking do increase it with 1 500 percent.

If you install nuclear than you reach to ability to electrify the whole transport sector and thereby reach a quite higher quality and less polution towards the air. And newer nuclear plants are more secure than the existing although just the Chernobyl a military plant do result in death with no death out of civil plants.

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Good, as in, I hope growth slows to a halt, preceding the dismantling of all nuclear power entities from Japan.

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Good

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could always try not being so profligate..... but I'm not holding my breath

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GOOD! Hopefully it will slow down even more and ALL the government targets are never met! The nuclear industry should be shut down permanently!

In my opinion, there is no acceptable risk with them here.

And where, praytell, do you propose Japan gets it's energy from? Green energy is great, but we aren't at the point where it can supply the entirety of Japan's energy needs. Coal and the like is even more dangerous than options such as nuclear.

Properly maintained (this is very important) and modern nuclear reactors are pretty much our most efficient and safest option. Yes, even in the wake of something terrible like Fukushima. Emotionally I realise that is a hard swallow for some, but stepping back and looking at it rationally, it is our best bet. Reactors should not be allowed to be as outdated as some of the reactors that Japan had been running, and even those older designs required an absolute perfect storm of circumstances to cause the catastrophe.

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When has a government target ever been met? In this case it's a good thing. Renewables face an uphill battle as they haven't worked out how to skim cash from it yet, and the old guard insist on things being the same as before Fukashima. A majority are against it, but the government want it, perhaps getting the "publics understanding" would help...the last seven years just has not been long enough to get it?

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Japan's resurgent nuclear industry will miss a government target of providing at least a fifth of the country's electricity by 2030, a Reuters analysis shows.

GOOD! Hopefully it will slow down even more and ALL the government targets are never met! The nuclear industry should be shut down permanently!

In my opinion, there is no acceptable risk with them here.

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