5/30/2011 | In Japan, a Culture That Promotes Nuclear Dependency
Source: The New York Times
Date: May 30, 2011
by: MARTIN FACKLER and NORIMITSU ONISHI
Ko Sasaki for The New York Times
The Chugoku Electric nuclear power plant in Kashima. A third reactor is currently under construction.
KASHIMA, Japan — When the Shimane nuclear plant was first proposed here more than 40 years ago, this rural port town put up such fierce resistance that the plant’s would-be operator, Chugoku Electric, almost scrapped the project. Angry fishermen vowed to defend areas where they had fished and harvested seaweed for generations.
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