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Court rules against Oi nuclear plant restart

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The government will override it, but good on the courts all the same.

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The people: 1

KEPCO: 0

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Congrats to the plaintiffs. The courts have so far refused to even address the issue by saying that an injunction would be meaningless since there are no plans to restart the reactor any time soon... so basically, come back later. This is only a temporary injunction of course until they come up with a better safety plan.

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In the end greed will prevail and all these plants will restart. But maybe, the big electric cos will take notice of the public opinion and abide by the common sense of taking security seriously. I know it is a long shot but that victory helps to keep hope alive.

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Japan cannot afford to keep them offline. Sigh, the uneducated public...

-10 ( +11 / -21 )

yes only for two reactors when the others meet the new safety standard they will be restarted for sure. the cost to the economy over the long term will probably be as much as the tsunami. Japan cant afford to keep the nreactors offline, the tech isnt available for another 20-30 years to supply the base load power that Japan needs.

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@sighclops

Japan cannot afford to keep them offline. Sigh, the uneducated public...

Thats not at all what the plaintiffs are asking for. The are asking for the plant not to be restarted until a better and more realistic safety plan is introduced. This case is about the use of the takemura and Irikura-miyake models of earthquake and tsunami prediction. The plaintiffs claim that using both models can't accurately predict what type of earthquake/tsunami will strike, so the plant's safety plan cannot be satisfactory. ... sigh, the uneducated public. The plaintiff's aren't stupid, they have experts backing up their claims and the court found their claims convincing.

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i'm with you sighclops. it's mostly fearmongering that's keeping them offline. the number of deaths attributable to the release of radiation from fukushima is...wait for it...zero.

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

number of deaths attributable to the release of radiation from fukushima is...wait for it...zero.

Maybe people aren't affraid of dying from radiation, they just don't want their lives, friendships, homes, businesses destroyed when they are forced to evacuate in the event of a disaster that could have been prevented with proper planning.

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the first time that anti-nuclear plaintiffs have successfully sued to shut down a reactor in more than four decades of nuclear power in the country.

Sigh. This is about the 3rd time that plaintiff won lawsuits to shut down nuclear power plants. Why cannot they report simple facts strait?

January 27, 2003, Nagoya High Court, Kanazawa Branch, H12(gyo-ko)12. http://www.courts.go.jp/search/jhsp0030?hanreiid=15230&hanreiKbn=05

March 24, 2006, Kanazawa District Court, H11(wa)430. http://www.courts.go.jp/search/jhsp0030?hanreiid=32866&hanreiKbn=04

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Japan cannot afford to keep them offline.

Japan cannot afford another nuclear disaster!

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Zishi again nail head. Compliance is missing. Basic compliance, basic safety measures.

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We have managed without nuclear power, so keep them offline, forever.

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Everyone talks about how Japan cant afford stuff. Like Japan can't afford to keep reactors offline. Well, 7 years ago when i was living in the states, the biggest bills people ever carried where 20s. In Japan, even the single mothers in my town with runaway (or chased away) husbands, regularly deal with 1man en bills. This countrys got a ton of money. If Japan can't afford this stuff its because Japanese people are the highest maintenance people on earth. Japan is sitting on a 1 trillion plus pension system. They can afford almost anything.

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so lets go ahead and open up some more coal power stations and burn more oil burning power plants. way to go greens, save the world for the cockroaches while humanity and all other life swelters its way to extinction. in Hawaii they have recorded carbon in the atmosphere ppm of over v400 for the first time.

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"so lets go ahead and open up some more coal power stations and burn more oil burning power plants."

That's a false dichotomy, promoted worldwide by nuclear shills. If generating capacity in Japan is to be built, then it will come from oil, gas, solar and wind before coal plants are built.

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Fantastic news. Now we can import more coal, which is a much more green method for energy production.

Oh, hang on...

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

coa;? I thought Abe went Middle East and Africa to obtain their oil, etc. Haven;t heard Abe talked to import to Japan.

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"Anti-nuclear campaigners were seen on NHK celebrating the ruling" Because this is how democracy reaches equilibrium and justice prevails in civilized countries.

What happens next will indicate just how democratic Japan actually is.

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Japan imports LNG for it's electric plants. As for coal, that is one resource that Japan has but stopped mining some years ago. One of those early Kaiju movies started in a coal mine. Anyway, all N-plants can be retrofitted. The electric companies don't want to. I also never understood why there is so many electric companies in the country that is the size of California. It is a regulated utility, you don't same money by having more than one. It also doesn't make sense that half of japan is on 60 cycles and the other half is on 50 cycles. It is just insane and sounds like someone didn't want to make a decision. Which seems true for Nuclear in Japan. It is insane to have nuclear in such a small land mass. If the core had been exposed in Fukushima, Tokyo would be a ghost town today.

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Downvote me if you like. But the fact remains that coal/fossil fuel is far more environmentaly damaging than nuclear. Fact.

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