NHK: With support growing for the 0% nuclear power option, gov’t to delay deadline for deciding on an energy policy (VIDEO)

Published: August 6th, 2012 at 6:38 pm ET


Title: Noda to examine issues to end nuclear dependence
Source: NHK World
Date: Aug. 6, 2012

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he’ll ask his ministers to clarify what issues lay ahead if the country should end its dependence on nuclear energy.

Noda told reporters in Hiroshima on Monday that he wants to see a thorough discussion on the matter, rather than rushing to reach a conclusion.

He indicated that he won’t insist on sticking to the government’s initial target of the end of this month in deciding the country’s new energy policy.


Mitsuko Nishikawa, NHK Reporter: The Japanese gov’t plans to decide on the energy policy by the end of this month, but with support growing for the 0% nuclear power option it is considering postponing that deadline.

Published: August 6th, 2012 at 6:38 pm ET


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19 comments to NHK: With support growing for the 0% nuclear power option, gov’t to delay deadline for deciding on an energy policy (VIDEO)

  • rambojim

    Whats to chit chat about Noda?? gezzzz…..

    • eatliesndie eatliesndie

      I think he needs more time to work the politics in order uphold the illusion of democracy. Or something like that…..

  • arclight arclight

    The Stream : Nuclear nation

    Published on Jul 25, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
    Despite major safety concerns, why is Japan restarting its nuclear reactors?

    "..The revival of nuclear power sparked widespread opposition, bringing tens of thousands of demonstrators into the streets. Some are calling the protests a “Hydrangea Revolution”, saying it marks the first widespread political movement in Japan in decades. Japan’s prime minister says the shutdown caused power shortages and expensive fuel imports that have hurt the economy.

    In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Charles Ferguson (@FAScientists), co-chair of the US-Japan Nuclear Working Group and Aileen Mioko Smith, executive director of Green Action. .."!

    • arclight arclight

      charles ferguson from the us-japan nuclear working group @ 30.40 approx
      while the rt program is on air.. aileen has a hard time but off air, responding to web questions (nothing to harsh)

      we get this..

      "what im worried about is other radionuclides… should be tracking strontium… plutonium… "

      and the other scientist (who doesnt seem to interested in the interview imo) says he is "surprised" that the people of fukushima hadnt eaten more contaminated food.. but doesnt mention the "underground" work of ngo`s like CRIIRAD and ACRO and the LLRC…

      wow! that was an interesting find!!

      aileen got te last word in !!

      saikato hantai!!
      gnight all!
      great posts!

      • arclight arclight

        charles ferguson on air

        "germany is on the european grid, so it can import nuclear energy from france"

        err not really

        in march catternom in france had an incident or two and france had to import wind generated energy from germany.. and he would know this…

        ON AIR? stick to script!

  • thuddds

    If they go no-nuke, someone will have to front the bills to decomission all of the "genpatsu". Taxpayer's money built them, while the xxxEPCO's profited. The taxpayer will likely pay again to decomission.
    When Circuit City, Woolco, QFI, AlliedSignal, Atari, Studebaker, United Aircraft…all of the thousands of businesses that didn't make it financially went defunct, taxpayers didn't pay for their closure.
    What a crooked business nuclear power is…

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Eventually..the status quo goverment will have to yield to the plight of the people.
      Why?.. because of the size and scope of the disaster..the evident need of the people will press the people forward..until the status is replaced.
      The burden of decommision..will fall upon the people.
      The burden always has.
      Unfortunately..this is one that must be borne.

      PS.It is going to be sorrowful to see a country/goverment..a nation.. bankrupted by a false hope called "decommission".

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Zero nuclear power option is "the only option" and only a matter of time 'til it's implemented.

  • dosdos dosdos

    Noda has already committed political suicide. He just hasn't fully realized it yet.

  • nedlifromvermont

    any government which remains pro-nuclear, post-Fukushima, will lose the support of the sheeple …

    peace all …

  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    So about what time will the storming of the Diet building happen? What time is the coup by the JSDF to overthrow the pencil pushers? Until that time we are as good as dead.

  • [IMG][/IMG]

    Could it be that politicians once again something lived????