Title: Safety and technology advances not easing nuclear anxiety
Source: ESI Africa
Date: August 7, 2012
global public sentiment is still vehemently anti-nuclear.
Countries including Japan, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland have all experienced extreme public resistance and policy changes regarding nuclear power, with the latter three nations opting to completely end production by 2034.
Prior to the Fukishima catastrophe, Japan had ambitious plans to construct nine new reactors by 2020, and another five by 2030. Japan will continue to use nuclear power as part of its energy mix, but the shock of 2011 compounded by the following public backlash has forced the government to rethink its plans.
Published: August 8th, 2012 at 3:32 pm ET