Power Plans
Power Plans
Japan Wrangles with Volcanic Nuclear Threats

Much like baking soda and vinegar, volcanoes and nuclear energy don’t happily mix. Japanese regulators are examining the threat the island nation’s 110 active volcanoes pose to its reactors as it gears up for a nuclear restart.

Power Plans
Japan Readying for a Nuclear Restart

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe unveiled a national energy plan that includes nuclear as an “important baseload electricity source.” This won’t go over well with those still haunted by the catastrophe at Fukushima, but it could go a long way towards reducing Japan’s significant trade deficit.

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