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Japan Finds Scrapping Nuclear Boosts Pollution, Fuel Cost

Japan gave its strongest signal yet that it wishes to keep nuclear power following the meltdown in Fukushima almost three years ago, shifting away from the previous government’s intention to phase out the technology.

“Nuclear is an important base load power source we will continue to use with conditions that we will secure safety from the view points of stable supply, reduction of cost, and global warming measures,” the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in draft policies posted on its website in Tokyo today.