Japan no longer scrapping nuclear power

Japan ends nuclear power phase out Prime Minister Shinzo Abe long-term energy plan

The Japanese government will not continue with its phase-out of nuclear power in the country, instead calling it an “important source” in its upcoming energy plan.

According to VoR, a government panel working on the country’s energy plan will encourage officials to keep using nuclear power. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to approve the energy plan in January, the article said.

The country’s 50 reactors were suspended after the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and they must meet stricter guidelines and receive local approval to restart.

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