The Fukushima crisis one year on: This debate has gone nuclear

The Fukushima crisis one year on: This debate has gone nuclear
  • Simon Webber, Portfolio Manager, Global Climate Change
  • Giles Money, Portfolio Manager, Global Climate Change
  • 2 Mar 2012

As Japan rebuilds itself almost one year on, it seems that despite all the negative and dramatic publicity, nuclear power generation has survived.

The Fukushima nuclear tragedy was the worst since Chernobyl in 1986. As well as endangering the lives and health of Japanese citizens, the nuclear meltdown and release of radioactive materials sent turmoil through the nuclear industry and saw uranium stocks plummet. As Japan rebuilds itself almost one year on, though, it seems that despite all the negative and dramatic publicity, nuclear power generation has survived. That it is a low carbon base-load power solution is its salvation. In the article below, we update where nuclear now stands in the global power market and take a look at investing in uranium stocks.

 

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