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Nuclear reactor in Shimane passes safety review

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600 billion yen buys a huge amount of renewable energy.

Who is going to pay for decommissioning the plant and for storing the nuclear waste for centuries to come?

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Who builds nuclear reactors on geological faults?

……….

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If you want something to "pass" you can make it pass. When you have an outside entity come in and decide that is when the REAL decision to pass is made

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@Kuri: Smart people?

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Passes brown envelope under the table I think the title should say

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If you want to lower your carbon footprint this is the easiest way to do it.

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If you want to increase your nuclear waste footprint this is the best way to do it....

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Congratulation

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Who is going to pay for decommissioning the plant and for storing the nuclear waste for centuries to come?

you are. Or whoever lives in Japan. Forever and ever

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The cost of decommissioning a nuclear plant is set in law and must be paid for by the power company. Before being given the decommissioning license it must bank and show the funds needed to complete the work. However, once the license is issued the power company could wait 30 years before beginning the work while the bank money earns interest. Once the money is banked it remains there and can only be used for decommissioning. The storage of nuclear waste is paid for by the power company.

Our monthly power bills include a small charge for decommissioning.

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Reminds me if the Simpsons when Mr Burns was hiding barrels of spend radioactive waste in hollowed out tree trunks. Does anyone trust the safety procedures being as fukushima is and will continue to be a danger for decades to come.

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Who is going to pay for decommissioning the plant and for storing the nuclear waste for centuries to come?

As the plant already exists, those costs will have to be met whether it is restarted or not. Is it not better to use it while it's there?

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The headline does not say ‘Nuclear reactor in Shimane is safe.”

I wish it did say that.

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The word safe is relative when it comes to nuclear plants.

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The number No2 reactor is 32 years old. ¥600 billion is a lot of cash.

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