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All nuclear reactors in Japan could be closed by next april

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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This is insanity. If Japan does indeed do that, their economy, already on the brink, will totally collapse... they've already been in recession for 20 years... and their debt to GDP is 225%... the highest.

No power = no production = no economy.

Here's the issue. Japan's nuclear reactors have to get maintenance checks every 13 months. But once they are about to restart them again, they need local approval. Without that approval, the reactors can't restart.

Japan mulls closure of N-reactors by April

Although a reactor is legally cleared for restart once it receives approval from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, a trade ministry watchdog, nuclear operators always seek local government approvals as well, for the support from the community around the plant.


Already 4 were not restarted :

Since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which triggered a radiation crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant north of Tokyo, concern among local authorities has kept nuclear generators from restarting at least four reactors that had been expected to come online after routine maintenance and inspection.


All Japanese reactors will have to go under maintenance by April 2012, 13 months after the March 11 earthquake, which triggered a new round of checkups.

Japan had 55 reactors on March 10... now they have 49 reactors and 19 are online at the moment. Japan gets 25% of their entire energy from nuclear reactors... if this gets cut off, the economy is gonna tank... A LOT. Not to mention the government will have to buy more oil... which will make the price of oil rise... which will make the Japanese government run even bigger deficits...which will put it in even more debt...

Japan is in big trouble.




posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:26 AM
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The reactors will start back up again via necessity. Hopefully the older reactors however, will remain closed and the newer ones will undergo upgrades and operate without incident until they can be replaced by something better.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:33 AM
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
This is insanity. If Japan does indeed do that, their economy, already on the brink, will totally collapse... they've already been in recession for 20 years... and their debt to GDP is 225%... the highest.

No power = no production = no economy.

Here's the issue. Japan's nuclear reactors have to get maintenance checks every 13 months. But once they are about to restart them again, they need local approval. Without that approval, the reactors can't restart.

Japan mulls closure of N-reactors by April

Although a reactor is legally cleared for restart once it receives approval from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, a trade ministry watchdog, nuclear operators always seek local government approvals as well, for the support from the community around the plant.




Already 4 were not restarted :

Since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which triggered a radiation crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant north of Tokyo, concern among local authorities has kept nuclear generators from restarting at least four reactors that had been expected to come online after routine maintenance and inspection.


All Japanese reactors will have to go under maintenance by April 2012, 13 months after the March 11 earthquake, which triggered a new round of checkups.

Japan had 55 reactors on March 10... now they have 49 reactors and 19 are online at the moment. Japan gets 25% of their entire energy from nuclear reactors... if this gets cut off, the economy is gonna tank... A LOT. Not to mention the government will have to buy more oil... which will make the price of oil rise... which will make the Japanese government run even bigger deficits...which will put it in even more debt...

Japan is in big trouble.


Hmmm......whatever in the world did the world do BEFORE nuclear reactors??? Must have been a horrifyingly prehistoric dark age............NOT!

By the way, supply and demand does not determine the price of oil, the shenanigans of the Wall Street traders do.

If Japan doesn't stop the nuclear reactors, the trillions in damages they cause will outweigh any economical trouble you seem to think will happen from closing them.................not to mention all the money in the world will not help you if you can't breathe safe air or eat safe food...........priorities, people, priorities..............



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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I wonder how long the local government will put up with no power before requesting the nuclear light switch to be turned back on?

On the other side of the coin...How long will it be before TEPCO drowns in bankruptcy? No doubt there are lawyers already salivating at the prospect of representing people who have lost everything to a mismanaged power corp'.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by C0bzz
The reactors will start back up again via necessity. Hopefully the older reactors however, will remain closed and the newer ones will undergo upgrades and operate without incident until they can be replaced by something better.


Great, they said that decades ago, that we would have something in the future to deal with the problems created by nuclear power reactors they were building at the moment....and we DON"T...and look at the mess we're in now....



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