13 Mar '11, 9pm

Japan gives Asia pause in its nuclear ambitions

Following the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, attention has fallen not only on how the country is coping with the aftermath. There has also been urgent response to the danger that the Fukushima Diaichi plant, some 240 km north of Tokyo, might go critical. An official at the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency was quoted as saying there was a high possibility of a partial meltdown. Just going by the numbers of people affected so far by exposure to radiation and mass evacuations, it is already perhaps the worst nuclear incident in Japan to date. The Japanese are taking all possible emergency measures to cool the radioactive core, including pumping in seawater. Whether or not the worst is eventually avoided, questions are being asked about the future for nuclear power, not just for Japan itself - but even more so, for its Asian neighbours contemplating the nuclear ro...

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