Nuclear Power

Japan to Go Off Nuclear By 2040

Major policy shift in response to the Fukushima disaster

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Japan has unveiled a plan to completely phase out its use of nuclear power over the next three decades as part of a revamped energy policy following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The plan announced Friday by a Japanese Cabinet panel represents a major shift in the government's stance on nuclear power, which once produced one-third of the resource-poor country's electricity.

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