The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 23, 2012
 

Japan's incoming pro-nuclear PM 'to review Fukushima'

 
 

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's incoming pro-nuclear premier Shinzo Abe said on Sunday his government will again investigate the Fukushima atomic crisis, after which the country's reactors could be restarted, reports said.

His comments will add to speculation that plans to ditch atomic power in disaster-scarred Japan will be shelved by his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) when it takes power after scoring a landslide election win last week.

"We are yet to completely clarify what went wrong (in Fukushima)," he told a political show on Fuji TV on Sunday.

"As a government, we want to once again analyse why Fukushima Daiichi failed," he said. He gave no further details and did not set out a timeframe for a probe.