JAPAN | Ratio of operating nuke reactors stands at 36.8% in June

Posted on July 9, 2011


JAPAN | JAPAN TODAY | 7 July 2011

The ratio of Japan’s 54 commercial nuclear reactors operating came to 36.8 percent in June in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster in March, according to the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum.

As of the end of June, 35 reactors, including those at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant were suspended, bringing the rate down to the lowest level since May 1979, when the figure dropped to 34.2 percent as reactors across Japan were suspended following the nuclear crisis at the Three Mile island in the United States.

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