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Nuke Info Tokyo No. 94
(March/April 2003)


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Ruling on JCO Accident
The Court imposed fines on JCO and also on the former head of the Tokaimura plant. The Court also ordered suspended prison sentences in the case of the former head of the JCO plant and five other officials.

All 17 of TEPCO’s units shut down
Dr. Shunsuke Kondo, a professor of Tokyo University called this situation a “simultaneous breakdown” (showing the danger of several NPPs failing at one time).

Japan’s electricity liberalization policy
A bill to amend the Electric Utilities Industry Law had already been introduced in March and it is scheduled to come into operation around June.

Japan’s Nuclear Development Plan
Every time the plan is revised, the plans for three proposed nuclear reactors have been postponed for another year.

Recent Trends of Nuclear Industry (Diagrams)

Anti-Nuke Who’s Who: Kiyoshi Yoshimura
'A Logical and Stern Critic of Nuclear Energy'

News Watch
--Municipalities Put Tax on Storage of Spent Fuel
--FNCA Meets in Naha
--METI Works Out New Preferential Measures for Nuclear Power

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