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Six Years After Fukushima, Japan Tries to Quell Its Energy Angst

Jul 14, 2017 | 12:52 GMT
A lone house sits on the scarred landscape, inside the exclusion zone, close to the devastated Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan. More than six years after the disaster, Japan is apparently on its way to restoring nuclear energy as one of the major sources of electric power.

A lone house sits on the scarred landscape, inside the exclusion zone, close to the devastated Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan. More than six years after the disaster, Japan is apparently on its way to restoring nuclear energy as one of its major sources of electric power. How will this development and other factors such as the rise of renewable energy affect Japan's longtime desire for energy independence?

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Japan is slowly restarting its nuclear reactors while developing its renewables as fast as it can. But how is the country faring in its deep-seated desire for energy independence?...

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