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Nuclear Waste Management in Japan

  • Lila OkamuraEmail author
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Part of the Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series (EPKS)

Abstract

Prior to the Fukushima accident, Japan was the world’s third largest producer of nuclear energy. Japan had promoted nuclear power generation in order to ensure a safe energy source and to combat climate change. In 2010 the nation’s 54 nuclear reactors generated 288 TWh (288 billion kilowatt hours), accounting for almost 30% of Japan’s total output (World Nuclear Association 2015).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dokkyo UniversitySaitamaJapan

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