Do you think that nuclear power will be tough to get approved now because of the tsunami in Japan?



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    It will definitely be more difficult. Japan has been using nuclear technology for energy production since 1966. For such a dangerous technology to be banned could hardly be considered irresponible after recent tragic events. However, it is a relatively clean (when contained) way to produce energy.

    If the powers that preside over Japan’s energy production have come to the conclustion that nuclear is feasable, they will probably not abandon that venue completely. Though there will doubtless be additional regulation, it is not unlikely that Japan will continue to pursue nuclear power as an option.

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    If you mean worldwide, it has gotten tougher in some countries due to what happened in Japan.  Germany decided to shut down its nuclear plants within the next ten years.  France also wants to phase out.  In same places though the attitude toward nuclear power hasn’t changed much since Fukushima.  In both the U.S. and U.K.  attitudes toward the safety and importance of nuclear power still hovers around 40%, which is where is was in 2005 as well.  Some view Fukushima as an isolated incident and a cautionary tale warning us that we need to ensure nuclear facilities meet safety conditions.   In fact 21 nations that had plans to build their first nuclear plants before Fukushima have publicly stated that they will continue construction, but with tighter safety requirements.  

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