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Published on May 29th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Did Fukushima Just Increase the Inevitable Decline of Nuclear Power?



 
In the great Earth Policy Institute post below, via sister site sustainablog, J. Matthew Roney takes a look at how the nuclear industry was declining even going into Fukushima, and why the industry could have a hard time competing in the coming years. Take a look:



Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power (via sustainablog)

By J. Matthew Roney On May 5, 2012, Japan shut down its Tomari 3 nuclear reactor on the northern island of Hokkaido for inspection, marking the first time in over 40 years that the country had not a single nuclear power plant generating electricity. The March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent…


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  • Ross

    Whether nuclear fission is killed quickly or slowly it’s clear that nuclear is not capable of replacing fossil fuel. It will increasingly become an increasingly insignificant part of the energy mix as much cheaper, safer and easier to deploy renewables. I hope for China and India’s sake they don’t build too much of this future albatros.

  • Ross

    Whether nuclear fission is killed quickly or slowly it’s clear that nuclear is not capable of replacing fossil fuel. It will increasingly become an increasingly insignificant part of the energy mix as much cheaper, safer and easier to deploy renewables. I hope for China and India’s sake they don’t build too much of this future albatros.

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