Japan To Reopen Nuclear Energy Plants Amid Energy Crisis

Japan To Reopen Nuclear Energy Plants Amid Energy Crisis

Japan Makes BOLD Move To Deal With Surging Energy Costs

(UnitedReader.com) – In 2011, Japan experienced a severe nuclear meltdown after three reactors lost their power supplies and cooling agents as a result of an earthquake-induced tsunami. Since then, many of Japan’s 54 reactors are no longer in operation, with nearly half of them preparing for decommission. Despite the disaster, the Asian country is looking to nuclear power plants once again to keep up with the demand for electricity as it deals with an apparent energy crisis.

The Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese news agency, recently reported that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wants to bring nine reactors back online by winter in preparation for potential power outages. Kishida said the government is doing what it can to have as many of the facilities working as possible. The announcement comes as officials in Japan urge its citizens to conserve energy to reduce strain on the damaged grid.

On June 28, Kyodo News quoted Hagiuda Koichi, the country’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, who stressed the importance of bringing the nuclear plants back online to meet energy requirements.

The Japanese government implemented new regulations in 2013, after the 2011 disaster, causing many plants to shut down and likely straining the infrastructure. The tougher restrictions and rules will help prevent another Fukushima-like meltdown while allowing citizens to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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