Saturday, May 7, 2011

Not so fast: Hamaoka shut-down update

According to the Japan Times, Chubu Electric has put off their decision to shut down the Hamaoka nuclear power plant. Since I posted about Mr. Kan's request earlier, I just thought I should update you. The request itself is non-binding, so it's not as if the prime minister ordered them to close it. This should be an interesting story to follow.

2 comments:

Richard Bensam said...

The mention of the plant producing less than 12 percent of their total electrical output and how the meeting focused on the impact a closure would have on the company's bottom line -- rather than making sure people were safe -- tells us all we really need to know. This is just sickening.

Joel Bryan said...

Yeah, very sickening. However, there is good news-- they did decide to shut it down! I've been meaning to post a link to that story but I've been kind of busy.