Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nuclear standstill in Japan

The robot stranded inside of the melted down unit one reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility was still able to transmit images.

Meanwhile, a Japanese court has issued an injunction against the restart of two different nuclear power plants.
A court in Japan has issued an injunction preventing two nuclear reactors from being restarted at the country’s Takahama plant, citing safety concerns.
It is a victory for worried locals but a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to return to atomic energy four years after Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plant was seriously damaged by an earthquake-caused Tsunami.
The nuclear reactors at Kyushu Electric's Sendai plant have yet to restart, though that might happen soon.
Stay tuned.

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