Regarding the May 25 front-page article “Tepco admits two more meltdowns“: In recent times Japan has been viewed globally as being on the leading edge and as forward-thinking. The disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has changed the image. The only way for Japan to regain that image is to phase nuclear power out completely over a given time frame and fill in the gap with wind, solar, geothermal, conservation and energy efficiency.
Japan can be a leader in these new areas. There is enough wind offshore in Japan to power most of the country and replace all the nuclear plants. The time to act is now; Germany is doing it. It’s time for Japan to lead the world toward a clean energy future. It’s time to move away from energy sources that will poison the land, water, farms, gardens, nature, children and future generations.
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