Japan firms want ‘safety first’ on nuclear restarts: poll
April 22, 2012
April 19. 2012
By Izumi Nakagawa and Tetsushi Kajimoto
Tokyo – Nearly three-quarters of Japanese firms want safety guaranteed before idled nuclear reactors in the country are restarted, seeing no need to rush the process despite the impact the loss of the power source could have on their businesses.
Japan is set to have no nuclear power within weeks for the first time in over 40 years following last year’s crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which crushed public trust in nuclear power and prevented the restart of reactors shut for regular maintenance checks.