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Nuclear Japan: from meltdown to shutdown

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People walk at a passageway of the Tokyo railway station, dimmed to conserve electricity, on May 1, 2012. Japan shuts down its last working nuclear power reactor the first weekend of May 2012, just over a year after a tsunami scarred the nation, sharpening the battle lines between those who say atomic power is necessary for economic growth and those who argue the quake-prone nation should seize this opportunity to stay nuclear free.

PHOTO: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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