More reactors offline in Japan by August

As I mentioned a week-and-a-half ago, 63% of Japan’s nuclear reactors were offline, either because of earthquake damage, planned maintenance or to address concerns over earthquake safety.

(Link: https://robertsingleton.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/63-of-japanese-reactors-offline/)

Now, The Japan Times says that six additional reactors are scheduled to be shut down for routine maintenance:

The planned shutdowns mean 75 percent of Japan’s nuclear power capacity will be idled or damaged by August when air conditioning demand surges as temperatures can rise to as high as 40 degrees. (104 degrees F.)

Link: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20110518n1.html

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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