Japan to go nuclear power free

  • Japan will soon be left without any nuclear power for the second time in forty years after its nuclear reactor 4 at Oi in the western part of the country switches off for maintenance.

    The Oi reactors were turned back on within a few months last year when Japan went nuclear power free for the first time. 

    Power companies in Japan have asked for the return of around 12 other reactors but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can't agree due to complications since the Fukushima disaster. 

    The country used to run on nearly 30 percent of nuclear power but the electricity bills in the households have increased by 30 percent since the disaster. 

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