Japan's Nuclear Past Complicates Its Green Future - Bloomberg  

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On many fronts, nuclear power remains an almost perfect solution for a resource-poor island nation like Japan: it requires minimal overseas fuel, takes up little land—unlike solar and onshore wind—and produces carbon-free power around the clock. In fact, the government was targeting atomic energy to eventually be its main source of electricity right up until the Fukushima disaster. Yet some 39% of Japanese people want all nuclear plants closed, according to a February survey.

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