Currently, 35 of Japan’s 54 reactors are offline, either because of the quake or for routine maintenance work.
Referring to this plant, Hachiro said, “I believe it will be difficult to construct a new plant that is still in the planning stages.”
At the same time, he said he would not stand in the way of exporting Japan’s nuclear power plant technology.
“It is not completely bad for Japan,” Hachiro said. “I believe there is room to overcome the extreme views held by some of the public, and I believe my mission is to seek that out.”
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