Thursday, May 31, 2012

Osaka Mayor Changes Mind and Now Supports "Limited" Re-Start


Hashimoto reverses stance; OKs limited restart of Oi reactors
http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/hashimoto-reverses-stance-oks-limited-restart-of-oi-reactors Jun. 01, 2012 - 11:30AM JST ( 49 )

[excerpted] "Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on Thursday reversed his stance on opposing the restart of two reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, saying he now thinks a “limited” restart may be necessary to avert a summer power shortage.

Hashimoto’s turnabout came as a surprise as he has long been outspoken in his opposition to the restart of the Oi reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power Co. . . ."

Majia here: I wonder what made him change his mind?

 

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