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Do you think more nuclear power plants should be reactivated in Japan to avert a power shortage?

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considering the debacle of 3/11, a big fat NO!

-23 ( +13 / -36 )

Atomic is the way to go.

12 ( +27 / -15 )

No more Nukes! No More Fukushimas!

-21 ( +12 / -33 )

let me ask

what jgov did from 2011 until now if they are not capable of providing enough of electricity of its nation?

just imagine if some 40% of cars in traffic will be EVs...

11 ( +21 / -10 )

No other choice if we are to meet emissions targets.

3 ( +16 / -13 )

So the Japanese gov still can’t pull its finger out. What have they been doing all these years? Nothing! As for understanding! Well, They can either 1 restart the nukes or 2 , pretend to raise tax for social care,( cough cough) then use it to build solar, wind and thermal power plants. I’d have thought with Japan being the most active thermally they’d have tapped into that natural resource like Iceland.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Judging from the abysmal track-record of the nuclear lobby in Japan (i.e. cover-ups, data falsification, lackluster security, incidents, overall incompetence, etc, etc): NO! Would love to see some prison sentences given out though...

3 ( +9 / -6 )

yes, and more nuke power plants need to be built. mistakes were made, they've learned, and now it's time to kick it into high gear. It's actually sad that coal is still being used

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

If they get reactivated, it is without a doubt that another major accident will occur within 20 years.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

It would take more than six months to fuel a reactor and get it up and running. All equipment like turbines would need safety checks. More than 20 reactors are already scheduled for decommissioning and the power companies have applied for licenses.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Nuclear power general is dangerous. Accidents are one thing and the inability to thoroughly clean up after them is another.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

yes, and more nuke power plants need to be built. mistakes were made, they've learned, 

No, they haven’t.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Other than energy shortage & rising prices, nuclear power is also a solution to climate issues.

Don't be submissive to fossil fuel exporters namely the aggressor Russia. The reactivation will push down oil and gas prices in the global market. It will also help Ukrainian win the war.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Fire them up and turn up those A/Cs.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Yes the plants are built and the workers are still hired collecting their checks. Japan needs cleaner/longer lasting efficient energy sources and nuclear is the obvious choice instead of coal.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Fusion

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Modern nuclear technology is the only viable way to wean the world off fossil fuels.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Modernize the plants and stricter failsafes for human errors would be welcomed. Atomic energy is safe and it is the way to go if we care about the environment.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Tokyo will be breathing soot from Chiba,coal fired Soga Power Plant in the future

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I was on a team which tested the safety systems of GE Mark I and Mark II Boiling Water Reactors, just like the ones in Fukushima. Nuclear power is not just unsafe, it is terribly uneconomical. Government must find ways to ignore Big Money alrady invested in the nuclear economic black holes. In addition, we can help by doing our part. We invested in a PV system on the house which now powers our electric cars. We get free power, since it paid back in three years.

We can all do something.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

it's funny that most of the comments here are against nuclear (including mine) but yes has almost 75% :D

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Nope. It won't be in time. Meanwhile Deep Water exchange cooling (see Enwave deep lake water cooling) is how you get aircon everywhere without nuclear for an island nation with all its major cities along the coasts

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@gkamburoff, that's great, any local opposition to the solar panels? Any incentives?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The legacy plants need to be closed down, many are well past their sell by date and and running them longer, especially after a long shut down is sheer folly. Yes Japan needs an alternative to imported fossil fuel powered plants and the total lack of action on the part of the government over the last 11 years to provide an alternative is an utter disgrace that in any other country would see the party responsible cast in to the political wilderness for a generation!

However modern walk away safe nuclear plants will have eventually to become a foundational part of Japans energy mix if the country is to keep the lights on and its industry competitive. The rest will have to be a mix of sustainable and renewable technologies.

Ubesh, fusion is a fantasy, as yet no one has managed to get it to generate more energy than it requires to run by a long way. No country can rely on a future technology that as yet doesn’t exist and may never but if it ever does will not be practical for another 30 years.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Fusion..... Jazz fusion....

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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