05/30/2011 09:48 pm ET Updated Jul 30, 2011

In Japan, A Culture That Promotes Nuclear Dependency

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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