Japan’s Fukushima Disaster Creates Opportunity for Alternative Energy
September 25, 2011 | By Mike Gonet | Filed under: Articles, Education, General, Green News, Solar Energy, Wind Energy
As thousands of Japanese protest against the nuclear power industry in Tokyo, it may be time to consider investing in the alternative energy sector.
Thousands of Japanese citizens took to the streets on Monday in Tokyo, calling on the government to reduce the country’s use of nuclear power. The protests are the latest reaction to the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which happened after much of northeast coastal Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami earlier this year on March 11.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan recently revealed in an interview with Kyodo News that the situation looked so bleak shortly after nuclear disaster struck the Fukushima Number One nuclear power plant that 30 million residents of the Tokyo metropolitan area faced evacuation, according to the worst case scenario in a report he received in the early days of the unfolding nuclear crisis.