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Gov't says no change to nuclear policy despite court ruling on Oi reactors

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“We will restart reactors after objective safety judgment under the safety standard that we believe is the world’s toughest,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

Yeah, right.

Suga's statement is incorrect and misleading. The fact of matter is that Japan's nuclealr safety standards are absolutly not among world’s toughest ones, not even close.

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"We will restart reactors after objective safety judgment under the safety standard that we believe is the world’s toughest,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga." was he on drugs when he issued this statement. Does he understand why nearly all Japans 50 reactors are of line, and what was the cause of all those reactors going offline, just to refresh his memory, here is a snippet from wikipedia:The tsunami caused nuclear accidents, primarily the level 7 meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex, and the associated evacuation zones affecting hundreds of thousands of residents.[30][31] Many electrical generators were taken down, and at least three nuclear reactors suffered explosions due to hydrogen gas that had built up within their outer containment buildings after cooling system failure." the last word says it all "FAILURE" caused by inadequate safety standards.or if any.

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Suga ? Isn't he the guy who keeps his eyes closed during his "speeches" on TV ? A really shady, creepy individual... Permanently closing down all the reactors would probably leave him penniless...

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The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said there was “no change at all” in its plan to restart nuclear reactors if they are confirmed safe, despite a ruling by a court in Fukui Prefecture.

I really never knew Japan is a dictatorship like most of these developing countries in Africa...!

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“We will restart reactors after objective safety judgment under the safety standard that we believe is the world’s toughest,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

So why are residents having to resort to lengthy Private litigation to ensure enforcement of the new regulatory requirements? It is not a motion that ordinary members of the public have little or no confident in enforcement procedure

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Are they displaying it is OK to defy court order to Japanese people? Or are they wanted to be arrested so that they can forget their responsibility? When is next election?

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Are they displaying it is OK to defy court order to Japanese people? Or are they wanted to be arrested so that they can forget their responsibility? When is next election?

Amazingly, it is actually not a crime to defy a court order in Japan. There is no such thing as contempt of court here. If the court orders you to do something, there are no consequences if you ignore the ruling. This is why the government has ignored the court on the voting disparity between rural and urban voters in elections which has been ruled unconstitutional by many courts on countless occaisons.

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“We will restart reactors after objective safety judgment under the safety standard that we believe is the world’s toughest,” said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

So far, not a single reactor has passed muster on the NRA safety inspections and several have failed including those in Hokkaido. Are the power utilities really serious about updating their atomic power plants or will just sit it out until the gov't is forced to take action to restart the reactors even without the safety updates which will cost more than ¥200 billion per plant?

In the past, KEPCO have ignored court orders and went ahead with what it wanted to do. Could that happen in this case? Yes! it can.

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