Japan prefers to run 20% short of electricity rather than suffer any more deadly attacks on her nuclear power stations. The full story about Fukushima Daiichi could take decades to surface. It seems like the attack was premeditated. There was no 9.2 earthquake. The tsunami was caused by a nuclear device. There were huge amounts of plutonium being stored there in recent months. The effects on Tokyo are so bad, there is a total worldwide news blackout.
The industry is controlled by corporations with doubtful loyalty to Japan, which has been operated as a colony of one world government since WW2, if not before. Her economy is in tatters. The great exporter is now a net importer, with a balance of payments deficit. Japan’s crime? According to Fulford, it has been to become rich and powerful, and to refuse to fund the takeover of the world by NATO. Her punishment has been as severe as is imaginable.
The below report sent in by Steve –
(Reuters) – Japanese utility Hokkaido Electric Power Co began shutting the country’s last active nuclear reactor on Saturday, leaving the world’s third-biggest user of atomic energy with no nuclear-derived electricity for the first time since 1970.
A crisis at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, where an earthquake and tsunami in March last year triggered radiation leaks, has hammered public faith in nuclear power and prevented the restart of reactors shut down for regular maintenance checks.
Hokkaido Electric said it started lowering output from the 912-megawatt No.3 unit at Tomari nuclear plant in northern Japan at 04:00 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT).
The maintenance on the unit is set to begin at around 10:00 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) when power generation falls to zero, with the unit to be shut down completely by the early hours of Sunday.
The shutdown means all of Japan’s 50 reactors have been taken off line, marking the country’s first nuclear power-free day since May 1970.
Trade Minister Yukio Edano and three other ministers have been trying to win the support of communities to reactivate two idled reactors at Kansai Electric Power’s Ohi nuclear plant to help ease expected power shortages of nearly 20 percent in coming hot-weather months
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