Japan sees summer ’12 power crunch without nuclear plants: reports

(ChinaPost.com.tw) – Japan could face a power shortage of more than 9 percent next summer if all its nuclear reactors are shut, media reported on Wednesday citing government estimates. Public concerns about nuclear power flared after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in March caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years. By May 2012, all 54 of Japan’s reactors could go off line if safety fears delay their restart after regular maintenance.

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