[Commentary] 12 years after the nuclear accident What are the questions about the government's change in nuclear power policy?
Twelve years have passed since the accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The government has taken the lead in maximizing the use of nuclear power in order to realize a stable energy supply and a decarbonized society, which became a major issue after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Last month, the government approved a bill that would effectively extend the operating period, which is said to be up to 60 years. In addition, the government has decided on a basic policy that includes the development and construction of next-generation nuclear reactors on the premises of decommissioned nuclear power plants. In an NHK public opinion poll conducted in December last year, when asked about the fact that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry had presented these action guidelines, 45% said they "agree" and 37% said "against." Commentator Tomoyuki Mizuno, who specializes in nuclear power, points out that while policy changes must reflect the lessons learned from the nuclear accident, the independence of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, which is responsible for the safety of nuclear power plants, is questionable. What is the content. (The video is 3 minutes and 22 seconds. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)
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Japan Meteorological Agency
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