Japan to be nuclear-free as last reactor switched off | Bangkok Post: news

News > Asia

Japan to be nuclear-free as last reactor switched off

- +

Japan on Sunday began switching off its last operating nuclear reactor for an inspection, with no date scheduled for a restart amid strong public hostility towards atomic power. 

File photo taken on July 19, 2012 shows Kansai Electric Power Co. engineers checking the readings after Unit No.4 reactor at the company's Oi nuclear power plant in the town of Oi, Fukui prefecture. Japan began to switch off its last working nuclear reactor at Oi on Sunday for an inspection with no immediate plan for restart amid high public hostility towards atomic power.

The move will leave the world's third largest economy without atomic energy for the second time since the Fukushima nuclear crisis erupted in March 2011.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments