Japan Reactor: Video of new explosion at Fukushima nuclear plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oNEIj7EmNo
Nuclear Power in Japan
- Japan needs to import some 80% of its energy requirements.
- Its first commercial nuclear power reactor began operating in mid 1966, and nuclear energy has been a national strategic priority since 1973.
- The country's 54 reactors provide some 30% of the country's electricity and this is expected to increase to at least 40% by 2017.