2. Japan to go nuclear again?

  • Japan could be set to use nuclear power once again; the country's nuclear facilities were 'turned off' after the Fukushima disaster in 2011 (Guardian). 
  • A majority of elected politicians in Satsumasendai, a south western town, voted to restart the Sendai nuclear plant.
  • Vote was 19 to 4; three hour long meeting was 'interrupted frequently' by protesters opposed to restarting the plant. 
  • Restarting of the plant still faces some obstacles; unlikely to take place until at least next year.