Fukushima would become a renewable energy center


MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Japanese prefecture of Fukushima, where the nuclear accident took place in 2011, could become a renewable energy center, Nikkei newspaper reported.

"A plan is underway to build 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants in the prefecture, on land that can no longer be cultivated, and in mountainous areas that the population continues to abandon," the media says.

It is expected to supply Tokyo and its suburbs with that energy.

The cost of the project is estimated at 2,750 million dollars.

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and the subsequent tsunami hit the Fukushima Prefecture, in the northeast of Japan, causing the flooding of four of the six reactors of the nuclear power station and leaving the refrigeration system out of service, which resulted in a series of hydrogen explosions and fuel melting.
He Fukushima accident It was the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

According to several estimates, it will take Japan almost 40 years to fully recover from the tragedy.

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