Japan closing final nuclear reactor
A Japanese power firm on Saturday began switching off the countrys last working reactor, a spokesman said, leaving it without nuclear power just over a year after the worlds worst atomic accident in a quarter of a century.
As technicians took the initial step to close down the No. 3 unit at Tomari in Hokkaido, the debate over whether Japan needs nuclear power has been reignited, amid increasingly shrill warnings of summer power blackouts.
Posted by: Steve White 2012-05-06