Latest update: 02/06/2011
Japanese PM closes Hamaoka nuclear plant over safety fears
The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that Japan underestimated the tsunami threat ahead of the disaster that struck the eastern coast on March 11. So the closure of the Hamaoka nuclear plant near Tokyo has been welcomed by anti nuclear activists. The only question now is what happens to peoples' livelihoods and the local economy that are dependent on it?