Japan To Abandon Nuclear Power by 2030s

Japan”s government said it intends to stop using nuclear power by the 2030s, marking a major shift from policy goals set before last year”s Fukushima disaster that sought to increase the share of atomic energy to more than half of electricity supply.

Japan joins countries such as Germany and Switzerland in turning away from nuclear power after last year”s earthquake unleashed a tsunami that swamped the Fukushima Daiichi plant, causing the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986. Japan was the third-biggest user of atomic energy before the disaster.

Japan aims to abandon nuclear power by 2030s

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