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First reactor restart may be delayed a day to Aug 11

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checking equipment carefully to ensure there are no problems

that's reassuring...

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Wouldn't surprise me if this were their first check. Won't surprise me when they don't report any problems, either (meaning, they exist, they just won't go reported).

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First reactor restart may be delayed a day to Aug 11

Why not make the delay permanent?

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@Christopher Glen

I second that !

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Give them a chance. It took them years to enhqnce their security

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overchan: "Give them a chance. It took them years to enhqnce their security"

They've had enough chances. Look at Fukushima as an example of the 'give them a chance' attitude when it comes back to bite them -- or us, rather, since you'd rather give them another chance than see them take responsibility. No, they should have had all of that in place to begin with. It should never be "approve it for us, and we promise to have the proper safety elements in place within a few years" and, "Sure, it's on an active plate, which we lied about, but still, isn't all of Japan? So that should be a reason we are allowed to have the plant on a plate," etc. Give them a chance to decommision before we deal with a nother 'disaster that could not have been predicted', I say.

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Smithinjapan. The new safety guidelines are not perfect. This is a small country without resources. We need to remain competitive or just leave Japan alltogether. That 25% Nuclear energy saves us Billions of dollars on Oil imports(dollars). That we can use to maintain the life standard and for example our infant mortality rate ìs very low. (We sadly need those dollars and you have to see how pretty and green is chernovyl ;D).

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overchan: " The new safety guidelines are not perfect."

Nothing short of perfection should EVER allow something as deadly as nuclear power to be used -- ESPECIALLY in a nation that has experienced the full devastation that nuclear power (both with bombings and partial meltdowns) can bring, and with absolute certainty that it will happen again at some time given the tectonic activity in the nation. The fact that Japan has few natural resoruces has been the excuse of the nuclear village for ages, and is the reason why we are more or less trapped into restarting the NPPs. They could have been pouring more R&D money into renewables since decades ago, so no more excuses, please.

" That 25% Nuclear energy saves us Billions of dollars on Oil imports(dollars)."

How much has Fukushima cost us thusfar, and how much will it cost in total once it's decommisioned in 40 years (or more)? Sure, TEPCO got away with it, but not the taxpayer. Your grandkids will be paying for it, as will theirs, if the next meltdown doesn't kill them.

" That we can use to maintain the life standard and for example our infant mortality rate ìs very low. (We sadly need those dollars and you have to see how pretty and green is chernovyl ;D)."

You're using the example of another nuclear meltdown to justify the use of NPPs?? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard from you to date. And the use of NPPs has NOTHING to do with the current infant mortality rate. It certainly would in the radius around the meltdown, of course.

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Say it isn't so!!

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Hale Abe! Another slap in the face for the people of Japan! Public opinion in Japan is just that, opinion only! These right-wing fascist pigs will do whatever they like!

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This is really good. The more nuclear reactor starting to operate, the better for Japan's economy. One nuclear reactor is about 2,000 MW of Power. Imagine the IMPORTATION MONEY spend by Japanese Government for natural gas and coal Power Plants currently being operated since 2011/March.

With the nuclear power plants in japan start to operate, the prices of oil and LNG and coal will be pushed further lower. This is good to all developing countries and poor citizens of the world.

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AU_User - It's not good at all! We are already paying paying increased electricity tariffs to compensate for not using nuclear power. You can be damn sure that, the savings from restarting these reactors will not be passed on to the consumer. The savings will be used to fill the joggers of the monopolizing power cartels of the Japanese nuclear power industry. How is this good?

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Smithinjapan dont be so short of mind. Anti-nuckear people should pay more for electricity. Also fukushima disaster money is spent mostlyin ¥. Not in dollars. And about IMR is just an example of why running those reactors will actually save lives.

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overchan: "Anti-nuckear people should pay more for electricity."

Okay, then pro-nuclear people should pay the full costs of the Fukushima disaster without any government assistance (save from government employees who support nuclear power), and anti-nuclear people shouldn't have to pay a single yen towards it. Is that fair, then?

Or wait... should we ALL have to pay for the incompetence of TEPCO and the nuclear disaster, but only those who point to it as PROOF that nuclear save is not only unsafe but TAKES lives (unlike you saying it 'saves' them, which is utterly ludicrous), should pay extra for electricity, right?

That sounds about like your logic.

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The reactors are 30 years old. What is that in dog years?

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after FOUR YEARS they're MAYBE (yet "will update the nuclear regulator on the schedule' ) going to delay the re-start by ONE DAY?

this is either doublespeak, or ineptitude, or both… or simply the Meeja grasping at straws in their endless campaign to unsettle the populace.

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just johnathon: "after FOUR YEARS they're MAYBE (yet "will update the nuclear regulator on the schedule' ) going to delay the re-start by ONE DAY?"

Maybe they realized that firing up a nuclear power plant and jumping up and down in victory isn't the best thing to do JUST after the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing... so they'll put it off by one more day.

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