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Nuclear power would be an option twice as costly in generating electricity as estimated by the government and even more expensive than natural gas-fired power plants or wind farms, if a plant is required to have latest safety equipment and to reprocess all spent nuclear fuel, according to a research group, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation.

It said the nuclear power generation would cost up to 17.4 yen per kilowatt-hour, about twice as costly as that of an estimate made by the government under the Democratic Party of Japan.

Japan Renewable Energy Foundation

 

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Group says nuclear power twice as costly as government estimate (Kyodo News)


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