Mandatory steps to respond to possible terrorist attacks and other safety measures will cost 11 nuclear plant operators at least a combined 4.41 trillion yen ($40 billion), according to this year’s estimate, an Asahi Shimbun study found. The soaring outlays undermine a government claim that nuclear energy will be the cheapest source of power in 2030. What is clear is that costs will increase year by year. Operators are obliged to strengthen their facilities to withstand a terrorist attack within five years of clearing more stringent regulations on reactor restarts imposed by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.
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