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Japan commission supports nuclear power despite Fukushima

 

September 15, 2017



TOKYO (AP) — Japan's nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission called Thursday for nuclear power to remain a key component of the country's energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society.

The commission recommended in a report that nuclear power account for at least 20 percent of Japan's energy supply in 2030, citing a previous government energy plan. It said rising utility costs caused by expensive fossil fuel imports and slow reactor restarts have affected Japan's economy.

The 322-page "nuclear white paper" is the commission's first since a serious a...



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