Saturday, 16 June 2012

Japan Prime Minister orders restart of nuclear reactors under ‘intense pressure’ from banks

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    Japan Prime Minister orders restart of nuclear reactors under ‘intense pressure’ from banks

    Posted by MikeD [User Info] [Email User] on June 16, 2012, 1:23 pm

    Japan Prime Minister orders restart of nuclear reactors under ‘intense pressure’ from banks — “The dustbin of history is waiting for him” says expert — Protests as 70% of public opposed

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    Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda approved the first restart of Japan’s power reactors since last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, a decision that could undermine his political support and force early elections.

    A Mainichi News poll shows more than 70 percent of the population opposes restarting the Ohi reactors

    Noda “could end up like all his predecessors in the dustbin of history very quickly,” said Robert Dujarric, director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University’s Tokyo campus. “The dustbin is waiting for him.”

    Noda’s “under intense political pressure from the banks and the utilities who want those restarted,” Andrew DeWit, a professor at Tokyo’s Rikkyo University who focuses on energy policy. “They want to get those income streams back in operation.”

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