05/29/2012 07:07 pm ET

A Crossroads For Japan: Revive Nuclear Or Go Green?

May 5 marked the shutdown of the last of Japan's 50 viable nuclear reactors, with poor prospects for any restarts before the summer. The central government, the nuclear industry, most big business associations, and many international observers seem convinced that this will invite chaos through escalating fossil fuel costs and the risk of blackouts.

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