Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

Japan’s last operating reactor was taken offline Saturday, as public distrust created by last year’s nuclear disaster forced the nation to at least temporarily do without atomic power for the first time in 42 years.

The reactor, at the Tomari plant on the northern island of Hokkaido, was shut down for legally mandated maintenance, said its operator, Hokkaido Electric. As Japan’s 50 functional commercial reactors have been shut down one by one for maintenance, none have been restarted because of safety concerns since last year’s Fukushima disaster.

Posted at 7:25am and tagged with: Japan, 日本国, Nippon-koku, Nihon-koku, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima Dai-ichi, Hokkaido Electric,.

Japan has 54 nuclear reactors, but as of Saturday, not one of them will be in operation – how will the country cope?

Posted at 10:12am and tagged with: Japan, 日本国, Nippon-koku, Nihon-koku, Energy, Nuclear Energy, Environment, Infrastructure,.