10 Jul '11, 7pm

A nuclear-free Japan by May? - TODAYonline #nuclear

Japan may have no nuclear reactors running by May next year should the round of tests announced by the government this week cause further delays in restarting units that have been left idle for maintenance, a Bloomberg survey shows. The Shikoku Electric Power Co yesterday said it had delayed starting a reactor that was due to resume in two days. About two-thirds of Japan's 54 reactors have been shut down by the March earthquake and tsunami or because of regular checks, leading to power-saving measures in parts of Japan. The so-called stress tests on nuclear stations were announced two days ago by Trade Minister Banri Kaieda, almost three weeks after he declared all reactors safe. Yesterday, the turnaround prompted a mayor to retract his approval for Kyushu Electric Power Co to start two units that were due to resume operations in April. The remaining operating units in Jap...

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