2019-01:Neueste Entwicklungen in Japans Atompolitik

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Latest developments in Japan's atomic policy

NukeNews In summer 2018 the Japanese cabinet had approved a new basic energy plan setting goals for the energy mix of the country until 2030 including scenarios until 2050. Nuclear power is supposed to reach a share of more than one fifth of the electricity generation again. Before the series of explosions in Fukushima in March 2011 atomic power made one third of electricity. After the explosions, which started the still ongoing nuclear catastrophe, all reactors had been turned off for several years. As of February 2019 nine units have been activated again, and 21 of Japan's pre-Fukushima fleet of 54 units have been permanently shut down, but the government aims on bringing all the remaining reactors back in operation soon.

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