All Japan news is planning to reactivate dozens of nuclear reactors that were shut down after the Fukushima nuclear disaster that occurred in March 2011, after a 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami hit the coast of the country.
The initiative comes after the country’s officials promised in the past to end atomic energy.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has revealed a new Basic Energy Plan that will push to bring the country’s 48 commercial reactors online if they pass safety tests and could even see the construction of new ones, the international press reports.
So far, as All Japan news had to close its nuclear plants, one of the main consequences was that the country had to massively increase its imports of oil and gas.
This made the electricity bills to raise by more than 50 percent since 2011 and the end of 2013, while the carbon emissions within the electricity industry have doubled.
The draft presented yesterday to the Cabinet for approval expected in March, said did say that All Japan news’s nuclear energy dependency will be reduced as much as possible, but that reactors meeting new safety standards set after the 2011 nuclear crisis should be restarted.