Japan will not build new nuclear reactors, but the existing power units that were stopped because of the earthquake, should be re-started after their security, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda at a news conference on Friday.
"Building new nuclear reactors is unrealistic and difficult. Existing reactors the end of their life will be dismantled. I think this updating them is not. This is mainstream. As for the near future, after a thorough security check, including passing the stress tests those reactors that are ready to restart, you need to put into operation, with the agreement of the local population, "- said Yoshihiko Noda.
He explained that "if the power supply for this year does not cause concern, in terms of next year, there is concern."
Currently in Japan of 54 nuclear reactors are working only 12: some of them out of action as a result of the March 11 earthquake, part — stopped after the crash on the preventive scheduled scan. In this case, as none of the units of the ones that have passed inspection, was not restarted because of resistance from the local population and the authorities' decision to allow starting only after the stress tests. If such a situation continues further, by April of next year, all nuclear power in Japan, up to 30% of electricity in the country, will be virtually frozen.
Magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami height of over ten meters on 11 March in the north-east of Japan. As a result, killed more than 15,000 people, and the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" was recorded a series of accidents caused by the failure of the cooling system. At the station, was found radiation leak, forcing authorities to evacuate residents of the 20-kilometer zone and a ban on being in her people. Well as the evacuation of inhabitants number of areas adjacent to the exclusion zone.
She later appeared information about the discovery in a number of areas of Japan radioactive elements, such as isotopes of iodine and cesium in the air, sea and drinking water as well as in products.