Japan Divided Over Nuclear Restart
From Fox News
Japan ordered a pair of reactors back online over the weekend for the first time since last year’s nuclear accident, but the chaos and confusion surrounding the decision highlight how unready the country may be to restart its atomic-energy engine.
A group of cabinet ministers led by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda decided Saturday to restart the reactors, in a bid to wrench the economy back on track, 15 months after an earthquake and tsunami caused devastating meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The government estimates that if Japan does not turn any reactors back on, its economy could shrink as much as five percent by 2030.