There is no option of “fast shutdown” for the national votes of nuclear power

Citizens’ group have been trying to realize national votes for nuclear power in Osaka and in Tokyo.

By 1/9/2012, they have collected more than 50,000 signatures, which is enough to submit the legislative bill to the city council in Osaka.

However, it’s turned out that they are not preparing the question about immediate shutdown.

The options they are preparing are:

1) I agree to start and operate the nuclear plants.

2) Start shutting down the plants gradually and try to have all the plants shutdown by 2022.

There is no option of "fast shutdown" for the national votes of nuclear power

We dreamed a dream.

In democracy, we obey the government after the vote, but in socialism, the process of vote is streamlined.  -Charles Bukowski


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


January 2012