Majority Of Japanese Respondents In A Poll In Favor Of Gradual Nuclear Phaseout

In a newspaper poll conducted regarding the gradual phase out of nuclear energy in Japan, an overwhelming 74 percent of Japanese respondents were in favor of the move in the wake of Fukushima nuclear plant disaster while 14 percent were against of gradual reduction.

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Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Upgraded To Crisis Severity 7, Same As Chernobyl

The government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency upgraded its provisional evaluation based on an estimate that radioactive materials far exceeding the criteria for level 7 have so far been released into the external environment, but added that the release from the Fukushima nuclear plant is about 10 percent of that from the former Soviet nuclear plant, Kyodo reported.

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China Suspends New Nuclear Plants & Reviews Existing Ones

Following to the accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant caused by the recent earthquake, China in her own has suspended temporarily the approval for new nuclear power stations.

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