Future of Nuclear Energy Still Clouded as All Japan Reactors Go Offline

"Japan is on the verge of being without nuclear power again with the scheduled shutdown of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s No. 4 reactor at the Oi power plant for a regular safety inspection."

"With the facility set to go offline late on Sept. 15, all 50 nuclear reactors in Japan will be out of operation.

Given that this will be the first time in 14 months that Japan is fully without nuclear power, questions inevitably are being raised about the future of nuclear energy in this country."

The Asahi Shimbun had the story September 15, 2013.


"Japan To Be Nuclear-Free as Last Reactor Switched Off" (Australian ABC)

"Japan Turns Off Last Nuclear Reactor Amid Fears of Surge in Gas Prices" (Guardian)

"In a Sign of Reforms To Come, Newcomers Snap at Heels of Japan's Utilities" (Reuters)

"Tritium Levels Reach New High at Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Plant" (Reuters)

Source: Asahi Shimbun, 09/16/2013