Japan’s policy of making active use of nuclear energy, promoted for more than a half century, has been stalled because safety concerns among the public remain strong 10 years after the country’s worst nuclear accident. Before the March 2011 accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, 54 nuclear reactors were in operation across the country. Nuclear power generation completely stopped in the nation after the unprecedented triple meltdown accident. Since then, only nine reactors have been brought back online after consent from local communities concerned was obtained.
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