September 17, 2012

Japan's Zero-Nuclear Dream

Washington Post, Washington Post

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It's easy to understand the Japanese dream of a nuclear-free future. During last year’s meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, tens of millions of residents on Japan’s densely populated islands feared emergency evacuation and contamination of scarce land. Yet the government’s new goal to phase out nuclear power over the next few decades would have serious costs, financial and to the climate.

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